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Welfare Rights Benefits Advice Services

Help with claims, challenging decisions, advice on entitlement. Initial advice available at our drop in sessions and via telephone advice.

BENEFIT ENTITLEMENT:
Including eligibility to benefits, help through the claims process, filling in complex application forms, understanding decisions on benefits, re-assessment of benefits due to changes in circumstances and general problem solving in relation to benefits.

DISPUTES/RECONSIDERATIONS:
We help with challenging decisions made by DWP, HRMC and Local Councils. Also obtaining expert evidence in support of challenges and advice on overpayments of benefits – including recoverability

APPEALS:
We can advise on the merits of appeal tribunals, liaise with the Tribunal Service, obtain Expert evidence in support of appeals, prepare written submissions for appeal tribunals and where necessary provide representation at appeal tribunals. We offer advice following an appeal including advice on possible appeals to the Upper Tribunal.

TRAINING/CONSULTANCY:
Upon request, it may be possible to deliver training courses on specific areas. We are able to deliver a wide range of courses. See our training page for further information.

Services provided from

  • Main Advice Centre, Hazelwood Road, Northampton
  • The Advice Shop, St Giles Street, Northampton
  • The Advice Shop, High Street Rushden
  • Financial Inclusion Hub, 2A Cambridge Street, Wellingborough

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Community Law Services is able to offer services free of charge thanks to donations from the following organisations:
Money Advice Service
Rockingham Forest Housing Association
Legal Aid Agency
First for Wellbeing
East Northants Council
Northampton Borough Council
Wellingborough Homes
Lottery Funded
British Gas Energy Trust
Children in Need


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T: 01604 621038. F: 01604 232412. E: enquiries@communitylawservice.org.uk.

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