[information from http://www.winvisible.org/]
Disabled Carer Claiming ESA?
If you are a disabled carer claiming ESA and you are in the WRAG (Work Related Activity Group), get advice on how you might postpone interviews and work-related activity because of your caring responsibilities.
Contact Carers UK’s Adviceline for more information: 0808 808 7777.
Use the following numbers to contact the DWP for free.
JCP – Job Centre Plus
NISSA – Northern Ireland Social Security Agency
PDCS – Pensions, Disability & Carers Service
TPS – The Pension Service
AA – Attendance
DLA – Disability Living Allowance
ESA – Employment & Support Allowance
IB – Incapacity Benefit
IS – Income Support
PIP – Personal Independence Payment
UPDATE 15-12-2016 *Many of the freephone numbers have been pulled by the DWP who now want you to pay for your enquiries! Numbers which have been cancelled are deleted with a
Benefit Enquiry Line for AA, DLA, Carer’s Allowance & Carer’s Credit
DLA / AA Main Benefit Enquiry Line
Pension Credit Application Line
First Contact New Claims – Welsh
New Claims Crisis Loans – Welsh
Customer Payment Centre – Shared Services
DWP Emergency Line – Welsh
State Pension New Claims – Welsh
Pension Credit New Claims
PIP Fresh Claims
(not operational until PIP goes live in NI)
PIP New Claims Service Line
This list is currently being reviewed and is expected to be slightly amended/updated in the near future
FREEPHONE DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES
Did you know that there is STILL a freephone number for directory enquiries? It’s run by 118 and if you can just put up with a little advert, then you can place a free enquiry. The number is:
0800 118 3733
Need Extra Time Form Filling?
Remember, you are allowed an extra 2 weeks extension on form filling but you’ll need to request this first by phoning the appropriate number. This may give you extra time to contact health professionals or consultants who can support your application. If you can get support from a doctor – fantastic; but if you can get the support of a consultant – or someone higher up in the medical profession – then you stand a better chance of winning your claim.