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Our Welfare Benefits Lawyers have considerable expertise in this legal area and give specialist advice to Claimants particularly when benefits have been stopped, reduced or refused and also to ensure that our clients get the right benefits particularly when they are on low incomes or are coping with physical or mental disability.

We provide advice and assistance on all benefits including Disability Living Allowance, Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance.

We can assist with reviews of Social Fund decisions and challenging Tax Credits decisions including overpayment decisions.

We can also make complaints on your behalf about the conduct of Benefit Agencies when dealing with the administration of your benefit applications and ongoing claims.

Hereward & Foster is one of a small number of Law Firms conducting Welfare Benefit Law and able to offer Legal Aid/Public Funding to those financially eligible as a result of its Legal Services Commission Quality Mark.

Our Free Appeal Representation Service

In cases where benefits have been refused, reduced or stopped, we can help you to Appeal against the decision. If we consider your case has sufficient merit we will represent you at no cost in your Appeal to the Tribunal Service and if necessary the Upper Tribunal. We will present your case and make legal representations on your behalf.

The Welfare Benefit Law Service is currently available to existing clients in our other legal areas and new Welfare Benefit clients from ‘Our Outreach’ Services see also ‘Our Holistic Approach'.