Citizens Advice South Derbyshire can advise you if you are unsure about your entitlement to benefits.
We can give practical help by:
- helping you to work out your entitlement to benefits
- helping you fill in the appropriate forms
- writing review and appeal letters
- providing benefit checks and better off calculations
If appropriate, we may be available to represent at HM Courts & Tribunals Service hearings. We can take your case to the Upper Tier Tribunal if appropriate.
- If you want to check your benefits entitlement, you can use the gov.uk Benefit Calculator
- This Information Checklist may be useful when checking your entitlement.
- Claim Forms are available from the DWP website
- Current Benefits Rates are also available from the DWP
- Forthcoming changes to benefits
- Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Appeals Guide
- How to deal with a benefit fraud interview
Information and Help for Specific Groups
Various organisations have more specific information for different groups of people including:
- Disabled people
- Working parents and carers
- Blind people
- Deaf people
- People with ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease
- People with M.E.
- People with mental health issues
- People with cancer
- People who have had a stroke
- People with athritis
- Tax Credits information from "which?"
- Tax Credits Overpayment information from "which?"
- Tax Credit Take-Up Resource Pack
General Fact Sheets
Frequently Asked Questions
- I am too ill to go to work. Can I get any benefits?
- I have just lost my job. What benefits can I get?
- I've left my violent partner. Can I get any help?
- I'm pregnant and on benefits. What help can I get?
More FAQs about Benefits can be found on AdviceGuide.