Our finance and welfare benefits service

Specialist individual support

Brain Tumour Support offers specific and targeted help for patients and their families to access finance and welfare benefits to which they are entitled.  Our understanding of the complex needs arising from a brain tumour diagnosis, surgery and treatment enables us to address the, sometimes very specific, welfare rights issues for brain tumour patients, families and carers in England, Wales and Scotland.

We provide free individualised support predominantly via telephone or Zoom, and can help patients with any type of brain tumour, not only malignant tumours.

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         It has certainly been my experience over the last three years that there are specific issues which make the benefit procedure especially difficult for brain tumour patients.  There is also a quite alarming lack of understanding on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions, and especially the medical assessment companies, on the physical and psychological consequences of brain tumour diagnosis and surgery. 

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Steve Miller - Welfare Benefits Support Professional

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We can provide:

  • a general assessment on different types of benefit which may be applicable to patients or family members/carers

  • help on making applications for particular benefits, including explaining the procedure, completing forms and paperwork for clients, obtaining evidence in support from medical professionals, and providing letters in support from ourselves

  • advice and help on making Mandatory Reconsideration Requests

  • advice and help on taking an appeal to a Tribunal, including drafting submissions on behalf of clients and offering representation at Tribunals

  • advice and drafting submissions on appeals to the Upper Tribunal

  • advice and help on when Power of Attorney may be applicable, and how to complete the necessary paperwork

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Contact us for support:

If you or your family need finance or welfare benefits advice or assistance with claims please contact our Support Team via email or  call 01454 422701 (UK support line available 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday) to discuss the help which we may be able to provide.

This specialist post is being generously sponsored in 2022-23 by RWK Goodman

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