Welfare Benefits Advice Line Temporary Summer Closure

From Tuesday 13th August to Tuesday 27th August the Welfare Benefits Advice Line will be closed.

Please refrain from leaving messages regarding general benefit enquiries in this period unless you have received a letter advising you of a date for your tribunal.

In the meantime you can contact:

  • Croydon Council Benefits Service (Gateway)
    0800 731 5920
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    Walk-in service at Access Croydon, Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon, CR0 1EA
  • South West London Law Centre
    020 8767 2777

PIP Supreme Court Ruling

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Thousands of mental health sufferers could now be eligible for disability benefits following a landmark ruling in the Supreme Court.

A judge ruled on Thursday that entitlement to personal independence payment (PIP) should extend to cover more people who find social situations debilitating, in what has been hailed a “landmark moment” for disabled people.

Our Welfare Benefits Manager, Tom Goddard, helped give evidence in this case.

Read more at: The Independent