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Autism Berkshire Benefits Service

Autism Berkshire's Benefits Service offers advice to individuals and families with autism living anywhere in Berkshire.

Kevin Jackson, our qualified Benefits Adviser, has many years of experience working in the fields of benefits/access to work and autism. 

He can help parents and carers of autistic children and autistic adults to understand eligibility for benefits and assist with completing application forms for benefits, including:

Universal Credit; Employment & Support Allowance; Carer's Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (DLA), and Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Assistance from our Benefits Service is linked to attendance at our Understanding Your Rights workshops.

Attendees at these workshops, which are held in Reading, will then be entitled to a free one-to-one advice session, to help them complete relevant application forms.

Anyone who wants urgent or repeated support not linked to workshop attendance will be charged a one-off fee of £40 for either a daytime appointment on Mondays at our office at 40 Caversham Road, in Reading town centre, or an evening appointment (subject to availability).

Ongoing support, if required, will also be provided by appointment for a fee of £40. This includes support at Jobcentre meetings and benefits assessments and representation at appeal tribunals.

Representing people at benefit assessment hearings and appeal tribunals is subject to a £40 non-refundable charge.

Support is also available to people with related conditions, including severe dyslexia, dyspraxia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 

Advice and representation on benefit claims related to these conditions is subject to a £60 non-refundable charge.

For more information about the Benefits Service and our workshops, click here. call Kevin Jackson or Autism Berkshire’s administrator, Georgie Mitchell, on 01189 594 594 or email admin@autismberkshire.org.uk

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kevin Jackson or Georgie Mitchell
Contact Position
Benefits Adviser
Telephone
01189 594 594
E-mail
admin@autismberkshire.org.uk
Website
www.autismberkshire.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Autism Berkshire office
Address
40, Caversham Road
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 7EB

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mondays, between 10am and 4pm. Evening appointments are available at a cost of £40.

Other Details

Costs

Details
See above for details of benefits advice that is subject to charges.

Availability

Referral required
No
Record last reviewed on 04/10/2019
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