An example of our help
Our client is a widower, living on his own in rented accommodation, and in receipt of a statement retirement pension of £143 per week. He wanted help with claiming any benefits he was entitled to, and he wanted to argue that any such benefits be backdated to the time he retired. He argued that an operation he’d had around that time had prevented him from claiming sooner.
After discussing his situation, we informed him that he should be entitled to Pension Credit and Housing Benefit, and helped him fill out all the forms.
The client is now in receipt of both these benefits and was also awarded Council Tax Benefit. His request to have these benefits backdated was granted, and his rent account is now in credit by £1,382. He is very happy with this outcome.