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Martlets Welfare Benefits Service

We help people affected by advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses by offering effective Welfare Benefits advice and support.

 

What does our project do?


Our Welfare Benefits Advice service is based at the Martlets Hospice, Hove. The project is a partnership between the Martlets and Age UK Brighton and Hove.

The aim of the project is to offer a volunteer-based home visiting service, alongside a Welfare Benefits advice clinic, held weekly at the Martlets, to people affected by advanced cancer or other life-limiting illnesses.

 

Offering practical support

 

Our Martlets Welfare Benefits Advisers are able to offer practical support with:

 

  • Welfare Benefits entitlement checks.
  • Support in applying for Welfare Benefits (completion of forms/telephone calls/letter writing)
  • Accessing charitable grants.
  • Applying for help with health costs, such as travel to hospital.
  • Applying for transport concessions, such as a disabled parking badge.
  • Support with benefit appeals and decisions.
  • Referrals to other service providers where necessary (housing, debt, employment).
  • At present client referrals to the project come through Age UK Brighton and Hove and the Martlets Hospice.
  • Over the last 12 months (Jan – Dec 2016) Liz has generated a huge £1,101,336 in Welfare Benefits entitlements for our clients and continues to produce successful benefit claims.