The UK benefits system can appear very complicated.
There are many different benefits, paid for different reasons. Many people with AS feel as if the benefits system is a maze. If you want advice on what you could be claiming do contact the a local Welfare Rights service such as Citizen's Advice.
We now have access to a number of other publications produced by an external agency callled Benefits and Work covering a range of issues including:
Claiming and appealing DLA decisions
Claiming ESA and appealing ESA decisions
Reasonable adjustments at work
These are all available free of charge to NASS members by contacting the NASS Information Officer. Please specify which of the reports you would like to receive. We will also write supporting letters for NASS members if needed.
If do you feel you need more advice we recommend that you contact a Welfare Rights organisation which offer a free service. They will often provide you with assistance in filling out long forms correctly and will make sure you know what benefits are available to you.
If you do feel you have been unjustly turned down for a benefit then do appeal the decision. Use your closest Welfare Rights organisation and make sure you have our guide to appealing.
If you would like to share your experiences of claiming benefits with others do use the comment box.
Last reviewed: April 2013