Legal Services in Pontyclun
7 Llantrisant Road
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
A national service experienced in completing DLA claims ESA50 enquiry forms and in tribunal representation. Easily understood advice and professional help. Find out more about us including what can be done for free. See what clients say about the service on the testimonials page then call on 01443-524683 to get started. We are happy to discuss your case and give you the benefit of our experience. With up to 20 minutes free advice what have you got to lose? If you are too far from our office to meet in person open a free Skype account and using the ID glenn.brooks7 you can have a face-to-face meeting from anywhere in the world at no cost. There is inevitably a focus on advice and representation for ESA appeal tribunals at this time because of the 1.5 million being moved from incapacity benefit income support for incapacity and severe disablement allowance to employment and support allowance (ESA). However it's not all ESA appeal tribunals and we must not lose sight of the many other types of advice enquiries that continue to come in. A growing area is that of help with DLA from clients in Spain France Portugal and other EU states. Word is beginning to spread among the ex-pat community about the decision of the European Court of Justice decision in the case of Lucy Stewart -v- Secretary of State for Work & Pensions in July 2011. Although the case concerned a claim for a quite different benefit the Court's decision concerned classes of benefit and what they had to say about 'short-term incapacity benefit in youth' applies equally to other benefits classed as 'invalidity benefits' such as DLA care component and carer's allowance. There are other conditions that have to be met for such a claim to be successful such as there being a genuine link between the claimant and the competent State (the UK). It helps here if the person has not claimed within the benefit system in their new country of residence and has not worked there. Contact us for free advice about making a claim. We have clients who are in the process of making DLA claims from outside the UK and they have found Skype and email to be a great help in making sure that they can properly communicate their care needs and maintain contact with us in a way that would be very difficult by post alone. We are delighted that a client in Spain has had their DLA award made. Getting professional help and good advice never mind representation is not easy with advice agencies struggling financially and public funding/legal aid for this area of work due to end in April 2013. We are able to help with advice and representation and when it comes to DLA help this is quite easily managed across the miles whether by phone or with the added dimension that the video link with Skype brings. With an ESA50 form or a DLA claim get help and advice – it is so cost-effective. If you are getting contributory ESA and are in the 'work-related activity group' you may have a problem.
A rule change in April 2012 placed a limit of 12 months on how long you can receive contributory ESA. You don't then have 12 months from the rule change as time on contributory ESA before April 2012 counts towards the 12 months. Once your 12 months is up you can then move onto the means-tested ESA IF you qualify financially. This would be a problem for someone with another source of income perhaps a pension or if they have a partner who works or has an income etc. YOU WILL NOT BE AFFECTED by this change if you are in the support group. There is a separate and very restrictive test for the support group and you won't even find it in your appeal papers unless your appeal mentioned this group. If you have an ESA appeal and wonder if you should also be asking the tribunal to put you in the support group GET ADVICE. If you are going to be completing an ESA50 form and wonder if you should be saying in there how you think you qualify for the support group GET ADVICE.
Free benefits advice from professionals. Affordable and successful help with benefit claims, with ESA enquiry forms and with benefit tribunal representation.
Tribunal representation, specializing in ESA DLA, anywhere in England & Wales. Affordable, professional and effective.
Help with your DLA claim form. With over 13 years doing this full-time, Glenn Brooks has a wealth of experience, so talk to us about your claim.
Help with your ESA50 enquiry form. Don't risk making a mistake.
Firstly, don't worry. Our way is to put to one side what the Health Care Professional thought of you and concentrate on what SHOULD have happened and on what points you should have scored. You may have been placed in the 'work-related activity group'. Do you know what that means for you? Does it matter? Could you get a move to the support group? Would that help you, and if so, how? Perhaps you have already come to the end of your 12 months entitlement to contributory ESA, and now, nothing. You may well have options, so call us for some free advice on how you could get your ESA payments back.
Tribunal representation, specialising in Employment and Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance. Clients across the UK and EU, from Spain to Slovenia. Fixed fees at a fraction of high street solicitors.
Glenn Brooks is a Chartered Legal Executive with over 15 years experience in this area of law, so talk to us now about your claim.
We will help get your PIP and ESA forms right. Don't risk selling yourself short - these forms are important and done properly, can avoid the need for a reconsideration or appeal.
With personal independence payment and employment and support allowance forms, we can help no matter where you are in the UK or EU. 'Meetings' are in person, on Skype or on the phone, Just send the signed form to us.
Mandatory reconsiderations done properly can avoid appeals.
We are a leading law firm in this area of law. See the testimonials page on our website..
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* Professional benefit appeal representation * £200 fixed fee for a complete package, anywhere in England & Wales. Where travel over 40 miles is involved, we will charge travel costs and travel time, deducting the first two hours.