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Discounts and benefits

Neuro Café 12th October 2022 by Linda S

What are you are entitled to? Discounts, benefits and making savings are never more important than in these times of austerity!

Katie from Citizens Advice Hammersmith & Fulham (0808 278 7832) joined us for an overview of concessions, discounts and benefits.

£10 billion of benefits lie unclaimed in the UK. From travel to health to disability the wide range of benefits includes:

  • Winter Fuel Payment, Warm Home Discount, TV License.

  • Pension - Take a look at the government website

  • Disabled Person’s Railcard

  • Parking Plus Pass

  • Free eye tests & prescriptions

  • Council Tax

  • Universal Credit

  • Access to Work

  • Employment and Support Allowance

  • Carers’ Credit - be careful they can affect other benefits!

  • Disability benefits. Fill in forms with a trained advisor at Age UK or Citizens Advice. You may qualify for no VAT on:

- Beds, scooters, heating packs

- Insulation

- Repairs, spare parts

- Grants to adapt home or buy in care

Citizens Advice is free and open Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm. Ring your local office or drop in in person.

At least one participant has been spurred on to seek advice from one of the organisations mentioned above!

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