Managing Someones Affairs
Due to Disability, Old Age, Accident or otherwise you may be in a position where you are managing someone's affairs. Or you wish to put safeguards in place yourself as an "insurance" policy. It is always better to be prepared in advance and have legal safeguards in place to help you manage your own affairs or help your family manage theirs. The problem is the legal area's that you may encounter when safeguarding yourself or managing someone's affairs can be a minefield and if documents are not in place, are incorrect, or not used correctly can lead to fines or even prison sentences. Below is a small summary of the key areas to look out for with links to full guides on the topic if applicable. The Power to Manage Affairs If the person still has mental [...]read full page
Benefit Tribunal Appeals
If after a reconsideration the DWP or Local Authority still find you are not eligible for Housing Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Jobseekers etc or if they still feel there is an Overpayment due they shall refer the matter to an independent Tribunal service where a Panel will hear your case.
Below are small guides in relation to Tribunal procedures and what you should do if it happens to you. If you need any guidance please give us a call and we will help where we can. We can also offer a distance service if required.
If you have a low income or on one of the ‘Main Benefits’ you will most likely be eligible for Housing Benefit to help with any Rent. The figures of local housing allowance are different in each authority and will depend on your current income. www.london.gov.uk/rents has a London Rents Map that shows average private sector rents for [...]read full page