Disability Rights Handbook 2012/13
Do you provide advice to disabled people?
How will this year's changes affect your clients?
Without up-to-date information, your advice could be inaccurate and your service compromised.
Do you have a disability or health problem?
10 million people miss out on £6 billion in disability benefits each year.
Understand your rights and responsibilities or your benefits could be at risk.
Do you care for a disabled person or someone with a long-term condition?
You may qualify for financial help.
Have you thought about claiming but don't know where to start?
Written in plain English by benefits specialists and legally referenced, the 'Handbook' has the answers you need to help ensure the quality of your advice or claim what's due.
A very useful book for benefit advisors
Part of my job involves carrying out welfare benefit assessments and this book is one of the most informative and useful guides I've used. I've also used Your Rights to money benefits by Sally West, which is also quite good, but this guide is more comprehensive and covers a wider range of information.
This handbook is aimed at disabled people and their families/carers and anyone who gives advice on benefits. It covers all social security benefits, tax credits, community care and equipment, income tax, care home fees/advice, housing grants and lots of other helpful information.
Benefit rules change from time to time and to keep up to date with the changes a new edition of this book comes out every year. With all the benefit changes planned for 2013, next years edition will be essential.