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Welfare Benefits

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Appeals to the First-tier Tribunal: 

If you live in Bristol, B&NES or South Gloucestershire Council areas (check here) we can offer free support challenging (appealing) an assessment decision on your Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) including representing you at hearings.

Appeals to the Upper Tribunal:

If you disagree with the result from a First-Tier Tribunal about any benefit you may be able to appeal to the Upper Tribunal. We can help if you live anywhere in the South West or Wales and are eligible for Legal Aid (we will check this).


Please note we don’t provide general advice on welfare benefits as this is available from other advice agencies (see below). If you are another agency and would like support on appeals for other benefits we can sometimes help.


Further support and information

ACFA The Advice Network advice agencies in Bristol and surrounding counties

Citizens Advice Bureau local advice

Direct Gov benefits A-Z

DWP complaints procedure (complaints rather than appealing or challenging a decision)

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WECIL advice for disabled people. Self help videos around applying for ESA and PIP


Contact us

Call 0117 924 8662 to discuss the help you need


Fax 0117 924 8020

Post 2 Hide Market, West St, Bristol BS2 0PH (Next door to Talking Money)

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