We can assist clients with completion of complex forms such as those for Employment Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment. This is usually done by trained volunteers, and we have received additional assistance with this from students seconded to us from the Huddersfield University Law Clinic.
Where clients are refused benefits, we can assist them to request mandatory reconsideration and then in making an appeal if required. This support is provided by our Advice Kirklees team in partnership with Kirklees Council.
For clients whose case has been refused at tribunal we provide a specialist service for appeals to the Upper Tribunal funded by Legal Aid.
We have worked in partnership with Kirklees Council to create the Better Off Kirklees website which will allow everyone in Kirklees to check their benefit entitlement and make applications. This is a quick and easy way for you to handle your own benefits enquiry.
We have a new service for people who making their first claim for Universal Support. See our Universal Credit – Help to Claim page for more details.
You may be able to resolve your issue by using this free information.
To contact our service, please see our main contact page.
Other organisations which may be able to help or where you can get more information are: