Benefits

Coventry Law Centre can only advise speople who live in coventry but it has information on welfare benefits, employment, housing and immigration topics. There is also an extensive set of links to other online resources in each of these areas.

The Citizens Advice Bureau is an entry point to information and advice.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. There is information on these topics and links to further information elsewhere.

Law Centre (NI) is a not for profit agency working to advance social welfare rights in Northern Ireland. Although designed for Northern Ireland, most of the information is also applicable to the rest of the UK.

Benefits and Work is a site run by Steve Donnison , a freelance welfare benefits trainer and writer. He provides free, very detailed, step-by-step, downloadable guides to claiming disability and incapacity benefits. There is even a 2 minute test to help someone decide whether they are eligible. He also provides very competitively priced welfare benefits and employment law training courses.

Help the Aged offer a free welfare rights service for seniors. Thre are also lots of reports and advice notes which can be downloded from the site in a text format or in pdf.

Ferret Information Systems was established in 1987 and is the largest company in Europe in the field of law dealing with welfare benefits and similar areas of determinative, compliance, and regulatory law.

For problems relating to the Child Support Agency, there is an organisation called Durham Legal Services which gives free advice and can also take on cases on a paying basis.

Neil Bateman has set up a “welfare rights resource centre” which is an extensive set of links to resources involving benefits, welfare rights and advice on these topics. Neil himself provides training and publications on these topics.