In an uncertain world, a safety net is essential. For many people without savings or access to regular income, welfare is that safety net. However, even this safety net can sometimes let you down. When your application is rejected, or you do not receive the amount or type of payment you believe you are legally entitled to, we can help. We can provide advice on a wide range of welfare-related issues, and we specialise in the following areas:
Benefits Claims & Appeals
Claiming benefits is not an easy decision for most, and it is not an easy process either. Making even unintentional wrong statements or claims can leave you with large repayments and possibly even a criminal record. Even when you have made an accurate and legitimate claim, you do not always get the intended outcome. When this happens, you do have the right to appeal, but that process in itself can be complicated and overwhelming. Seeking legal advice early in the process is key to getting a fairer outcome. We can guide you in presenting your appeal and represent you if needed during the tribunal.
If you find your debts are piling up and you do not know where to turn, you need to seek expert legal debt advice. The sooner you turn to the experts, the sooner you can reduce your stress and create a plan that will allow you to breathe more freely. We can provide advice on the best way forward.
No two people's debts are the same, and your best way forward will depend on everything from the type of debt to how much you can safely afford to pay. Individual payment arrangements, IVAs and bankruptcy, are all legitimate options, but all come with their own legal and ongoing consequences. We can provide good quality, legal, and impartial advice, regardless of whether you owe your landlord, a company, or need to repay a benefit overpayment.