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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 children living with autism and individuals with autism to understand eligibility for benefits and assist with completing application forms for benefits, including:

Universal Credit; Employment & Support Allowance; Jobseeker's Allowance, Carer's Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.

He is also able to assist with appeals against decisions made under the Department for Work and Pensions assessment process.

Kevin is available for one-to-one appointments at our office in Reading. There is a £10 refundable deposit for appointments, which will be returned once someone attends an appointment. Evening appointments are also available in Reading, but these are subject to a £40 non-refundable charge.

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 thse conditions is subject to a £60 non-refundable charge.

For more information about the service and to book appointments, call Kevin Jackson or Autism Berkshire’s administrator, Claire Finnerty, on 01189 594 594 or email

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kevin Jackson or Georgie Mitchell
Contact Position
Benefits Adviser
01189 594 594

Where to go

Autism Berkshire office
40, Caversham Road

Time / Date Details

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

Other Details


Referral required
Record last reviewed on 16/08/2018
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