We are currently recruiting for someone with a proven track record of recent benefits advice including casework and an up-to-date knowledge of social security legislation and practice. See Welfare Rights Adviser advert for more information.
Why the need for Surrey Welfare Rights Unit? In February 2018 the Work and Pensions Select Committee published its report on PIP and ESA assessments. The Chair, Frank Field MP, when referring to the widespread findings of poor administration of both benefits, said “this is translating into untenable human costs to claimants and financial costs […]
Why the need for Surrey Welfare Rights Unit? Some problems are more complex than others. Welfare benefit problems are particularly complex, especially at a time of huge legislation change. Often households that are affected by benefit problems are on low incomes and are dealing with other disadvantages. Resolving benefit problems can prevent situations worsening, including […]
Why is Surrey Welfare Rights Unit needed? Everyone experiences problems. Sometimes they can be quickly resolved, other times it’s not that simple. Welfare Benefit problems are particularly complex and often affect households who are facing multiple disadvantages and/or on extremely low income levels. These can lead to debts, homelessness, loss of other payments, ill health and […]
We have submitted evidence to the Social Security Advisory Committee on why we think the Government should not extend JSA and ESA waiting days from 3 to 7. The Committee are due to publish their report to Government by the end of this month.