Benefit and Claim Form-filling Help
If you’ve ever tried to complete complicated benefit claim forms or had to provide financial or legal information, you’ll know it’s a minefield. For an older person it can be almost impossible. How do you know what benefits you are entitled to and how do you go about claiming them?
For many older people, that additional income can mean not having to worry about turning up the heating in cold weather. It can mean having more money to spend on food and other essentials. And that’s where Age Concern Gosport’s free form-filling support comes in.
In the last year, Age Concern Gosport’s volunteers have helped over 100 clients with their claims. With 91% of the claims being successful, this has resulted in £318,808 per annum in benefits being paid to those people in need, right here in Gosport.
What Claim Forms Can We Help With?
The most common claims we help with are:
- Attendance Allowance
- Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
- Pension Credits
- Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Disabled parking ‘Blue Badge’ applications
Age Concern Gosport’s team of volunteers are trained to help, each having completed Making Every Contact Count training (MECC).
Each claim and request for help is completed in absolute confidence, so you don’t have to worry about discussing your private affairs with your Age Concern Gosport volunteer.
If you need help with any form-filling or information on benefits that you might be entitled to, contact or phone on 02392 604 699. The office is staffed Monday to Friday from 10am until 12 noon.