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Claiming benefits for disability – get in early to claim what you are due


You have a medical problem and either it is worse now or just being practical, you can ascertain that it is proceeding in that direction. After all a few disorders just never improve; they only become worse. It gets to be an issue of handling them with medication and also making modifications to your lifestyle to make sure you will not aggravate them. OK, where is this heading? With the actual way the benefit system functions, it seems sensible to think in advance and plan for it. Possibly to help make sure you get what you’re really entitled to at this point or conduct it in the future if matters get that bad and you can no longer work therefore you can be eligible for a disability benefit.

Allow us to be clear, we’re not implying that you just con or deceive the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) in any way, shape or manner. The actual concern here is you obtain what you’re eligible to and when you’re eligible to it.

We can break this down straight into titles; ‘Understanding what is available to be claimed’ – after all, it is actually no fun being informed that you may have qualified for the benefit months or years ago, had you found about it. Even worse, being told that you may have claimed it however you left it too late and at this instant the door is actually close for you for good. It sounds melodramatic yet there are actually qualifying issues for a few benefits such as National Insurance contributions or age limits. There is actually no flexibility; either you meet their demands or you don’t.

Another heading is going to be ‘Making sure that you tick the actual DWP’s boxes’. This is certainly when they look for evidence to back up your current claim. Plenty of people who could possibly meet the criteria for the claims were declined because of the criteria the Department considers. The majority of benefits are usually not medical. They simply look at the way the individual is affected by those medical conditions. It’s actually not adequate to say that you have such and such medical diagnosis. We need to learn from the errors others have made.

The final section of the jigsaw is certainly ‘How you can easily make the particular claim’. In an excellent world, the program would be tried and true. You sit down with the particular form and a pen or apply it online. They ask you questions, you respond to them truthfully and bingo, out pops the correct judgement. That is way more apt to be the situation for means-tested benefits. Even so, in regards to benefits for sickness and disability, discretion should really be involved rather than a calculator or even a computer programme and for the particular benefits that we are looking at, it’s actually how you make the claim matters.

The next post will examine at that matter of what benefits are actually available, or indeed, in the pipeline. How else can you really claim the correct benefit at the right time?

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