ENABLE Scotland Welfare Rights Service

The benefits system is complex, and we know that it can be challenging for people to access the benefits they are entitled to. We also know that people are not always aware of exactly what benefits they can claim, and so we want to make sure that every person who has a learning disability and their families are accessing every penny they can, to help them live the life they choose.

ENABLE Scotland’s Welfare Rights Service is here to help people who have a learning disability, their families and carers to claim the benefits that they are entitled to. ENABLE Scotland has provided this service since 2013 and has so far assisted people to claim over £5 million pounds.

Here are the ways that we can assist you:-

  • Checking that you are getting the benefits that you are entitled to.
  • Form filling.
  • Help to challenge a decision that you disagree with.

We will help you raise your voice to uphold your welfare rights; or if you would rather, we will be that voice for you – we are with you every step of the way.

You do not need to be a member or receive support from ENABLE Scotland for us to get help with your benefits – we are here to help every person who has a learning disability and their families and carers. You are not alone through this often difficult process.

We also:

  • Welcome referrals from professionals working with people who have a learning disability, their family or carers, so please get in touch if you are supporting someone to access their entitlement.
  • Offer training on benefits, so please get in touch if this is something you would find useful. We want to help as many people as possible to access every penny they are entitled to!

Steven has worked tirelessly over the past five years to successfully assist many of our parents with benefits applications. Our feedback has always been extremely positive as parents are taken through the benefits process by someone who is there for them and their family. ENABLE Scotland’s intervention in this process not only supports parents/carers but gives them a voice by raising their awareness, their understanding and more so their confidence about the right to apply for what are entitlements. The difference the support of this service has made to the lives of our young people and their families is tangible.” – Depute Head Teacher.

“Our team regularly refer individuals, and their families, to ENABLE Scotland’s Welfare Rights Service, secure in the knowledge that the advice and support they will receive is literally the best in the business. I can speak confidently on behalf of the whole team when I say we value this service hugely.” – Service Manager, Supported Employment Service

Get in touch now and our Welfare Rights team will be more than happy to assist in any way that you need us.   Call Family Connect and we will connect you to our Welfare Rights team.

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