All About Welfare Benefits Advocacy

Advocacy in Barnet can assist people applying for Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

“Independent Advocacy supports people to have a strong voice in key decisions that affect them and to have as much control as possible over their own lives.”

This is a free, independent and confidential service.

The type of assistance we can offer include:

  • Assistance to understand and prepare for completing the application form
  • Assistance in obtaining supporting evidence from professionals for the application
  • Assist with understanding and to prepare for the assessment process
  • Attending the telephone or in person assessment meeting with the applicant
  • And, where the decision does not seem correct, support you in requesting and submitting a Mandatory Reconsideration

What claimants have said about their experience of using Welfare Benefits Advocacy...

"My advocates helped me by giving me understanding and confidence. I think they were the best people I have ever worked with for me personally."

"My situation started to change before I got the award because the advocates looked after my feelings and spoke to me. Feeling there was someone on my side improved my mental and physical health. Now I have the award, I am so much less scared. I know I will not be thrown on the streets anytime soon. Today I had a hospital appointment, and I was able to get a taxi there rather than worrying about how I would attend for days. It cost less than £10 but the weight off my mind has been invaluable. I do not have to miss my health appointments if my friend is unable to take me. I am not terrified of debt collectors anymore. I have gained more trust in the world around me and in the UK to support me. I have some security."

Confidentiality

Any information you give to us is not passed on to a third party without your agreement. The only time we would break this agreement is if we believe that you or someone connected to you is at significant risk. We would always tell you about this before taking any action.


Join Our Team Of Welfare Benefits Volunteer Advocates

Welfare Benefits Volunteer Advocates assist Personal Independence Applicants in increasing their skills in self representation and confidence at meetings to increase their chances for a successful outcome.  ... read more