Welfare Benefits

Whether the benefit is ESA (Employment Support Allowance), PIP (Personal Independence Payment) or Universal Credit, our specialist welfare benefits team provide impartial and confidential advice and support.

We can provide one-to-one support through every step of the process, from advising you on what is available, helping you to complete forms (including those online), to representing you at tribunal. Currently this service is only funded to provide support to residents from Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham.

We also provide a number of workshops for disabled people living in the North of England who require advice and guidance on welfare benefits matters – see Talks and Workshops.

This Benefits Calculator is supplied by Turn2us, a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

If you are having problems using the Calculator you can come along to one of Disability North’s Digital Inclusion workshops. To find out more please click on the following link: Digital North.