Maximising state support and benefits

Ensuring that our clients receive all of the statutory benefits that they are entitled to is an important part of our planning process. Such income and/or funding can impact on the overall level of income required from an award of damages, allowing a more risk adverse approach to be taken with investment and/or a better quality of life.

Our specialist advice and support is available to clients and Court of Protection Deputies across the U.K. regarding all welfare benefits and care entitlements. From household entitlement reviews, to help and support with claim forms and the application process, through to advice and action to appeal against a benefit decision by mandatory reconsideration, revision or supersession request, appeal and tribunal representation, we provide a tailored service to suit.

Appeals against benefit decisions continue to increase, particularly in respect of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance. We have represented clients at the First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal and we are delighted that over 90% of our cases have been successful. We liaise with local authorities and the Department for Work and Pensions to ensure personal injury awards are appropriately disregarded, whether held in trust or under the Order of the Court, when assessing entitlement.

Specialist advice is available regarding any aspect of Local Authority social care and NHS Continuing Health Care assessment processes. This includes support to request an appropriate needs assessment, attendance at the assessments, reviews and appeals. We liaise with the relevant agencies regarding the capital and income disregards associated with personal injury damages.


My name is David. I’m 52 years old and live with my wife, Lesley, and ‘Bernie’ our very affectionate and inquisitive Jack Russell. I was involved in a serious accident at work in 2005 and broke my back and suffered an acquired brain injury.
My name is Amy and I am now 24. I have cerebral palsy, which I why I can’t talk or walk. This often means people don’t realise I am otherwise a normal human being.