2018 DISABILITY RIGHTS HANDBOOK

For information and discussion about benefits
Would you like to know more about your benefits, entitlement, Universal Credit etc.?
The Disability Rights Handbook is updated annually, the new edition will be out in April 2018. it's very clearly written, easy to understand, well worth getting a copy for yourself, or if you belong to a local charity, why not ask the Treasurer to buy one copy which anyone can borrow? It costs £33.99, or £18.50 if you are on benefits, including P&P.
Highly recommended, I've known many people discover they are entitled to extra money as a result of this handbook!
Free factsheets also available from Disability Rights covering the following :


https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how- ... ical-order


Surf into the above site ... just click on any link and the factsheet will open.
access to work
advice
advocacy: get your voice heard
appeals and mandatory reconsideration
appeals - finding the law
appeals - local authority assessments
apprenticeships
attendance allowance
bedroom tax
being active
benefit cap
benefits - get back to where we do belong - guide on education, training, benefits and employment options for disabled people
benefits checklist
blue badge scheme
brexit and human rights
brokerage and the role of brokers in relation to social care
buying a powered wheelchair or scooter
care act: what you need to know about social care in england - word and pdf versions
care charging
careers and work for disabled people
carer's allowance
carers assessments under the care act
claiming your entitlement
community care charging
council tax support
disability equality - supporting public authorities in promoting and delivering disability equality
disability hate crime reporting
disability living allowance
disability meanings and definitions
disabled drivers guide
disabled facilities grants
disabled facilities grants - complaining
employing a personal assistant and tax - choosing a filing method
employing a personal assistant and tax - getting more help
employing a personal assistant and tax - making payments
employing a personal assistant and tax - paper filer employers
employing a personal assistant and tax - 'pay' for tax and NIC
employing a personal assistant and tax - real time information (RTI)
employing a personal assistant and tax - registering as an employer
employing a personal assistant and tax - taking on a personal asssistant
employing a personal assistant and tax - tax employment status
employment and support allowance
employment contracts
find out what you can claim
finding the law
getting advice
hate crime reporting
heating help
hospital benefits
housing benefit
housing grants
housing grants - complaining
human rights act
human rights and brexit
income support
independent living
independent living - assessment, eligibility and support planning
independent living - being in control: getting personal assistants
independent living - brokerage and the role of brokers in relation to social care
independent living - care act guide: what you need to know about social care in england - word and pdf versions
independent living - carers assessments under the care act
independent living - complaining about assessments or charges
independent living - continuing health care
independent living frequently asked questions
independent living - non-residential charges: paying towards the cost of your care and support at home
independent living - personal budgets:the right social care support
independent living - personal health budgets
independent living - pooling personal budgets
independent living - residential accommodation charging
independent living fund replacement schemes
jobseeker's allowance
local housing allowance
local services - how to influence them
local support for council tax
mentoring - setting up a scheme with disabled people
motability scheme
parliamentary bill stages
pension credit
permitted work
personal assistants - getting personal assistants
personal assistants, employment and tax - choosing a filing method
personal assistants, employment and tax - getting more help
personal assistants, employment and tax - how much do I pay them?
personal assistants, employment and tax - making payments
personal assistants, employment and tax - paper filer employers
personal assistants, employment and tax - 'pay' for tax and NIC
personal assistants, employment and tax - real time information (RTI)
personal assistants, employment and tax - registering as an employer
personal assistants, employment and tax - taking on a personal asssistant
personal assistants, employment and tax - tax employment status
personal assistants, employment and tax - workplace pension schemes
personal health budgets
personal independence payment - a guide to making a claim
prescription charges/health benefits
recruiting and supporting disabled people in the workplace
residential accommodation charging
sanctions
self advocacy
sport - doing it differently
students - adjustments for disabled students
students - applying for disabled students’ allowances
students - careers and work for disabled people
students - frequently asked questions
students - funding from charitable trusts
students - funding further education for disabled students
students - funding higher education for disabled students
students - get back to where we do belong - guide on education, training, benefits and employment options for disabled people
students - into further education 2017 - word and pdf versions
students - into higher education 2017 - word and pdf versions
students - making a complaint
students - postgraduate education for disabled students
students - Telling people you’re disabled – clear and easy guide for students
students - understanding the equality act: information for disabled students
tax credits - extra money due to disability
tax credits guide
universal credit
what you can claim
work - get back to where we do belong - guide on education, training, benefits and employment options for disabled people
work capability assessment
work for people living with disability or health conditions


Hopefully , Trussells and other food bank operators , will have a copy of the handbook available in each of their outlets ???

Otherwise , many hundreds of thousands of those in real need of the basic essentials will not even know of it's existence.
Thanks Chris, now I feel I should be wearing a Dunce's cap. I've been recommending the Handbook for about 30 years, but never ever realised all this information was available online!!!
Even with ALL the information now freely available online , how many post problems on this forum which can be resolved by an internet search ?

More worrying , how do the low millions with NO internet access find information ... many " Charities " have disappeared from the high streets , leaving only the food banks as a local point of reference.

Bad enough for all UC claimants needing to maintain a " Blog " online to satisfy the conditions attached.

.... and , only 1 in 12 , shortly to be 1 in 13 , family carers have been identified.

Funny how age old concerns raised across the carer forums , over the years , have a habit of being repeated ???

A " One stop carer shop " still remains somewhat pie in the sky.

To meet the demands of present day life , ALL " Charities " and associated do gooders should be combining resources to make it easier to get straight answers to straight questions IN ONE PLACE.

The nearest to this , as I type , are Trussells ... some branches now with inhouse benefit advisors.

In a few , reps from Shelter able to assist on housing issues.

No " Demarcation " lines there .... !!!!
Whose bright idea was it for people to do a "blog" for heaven's sake. That person needs urgent retraining about the realities of being poorly equipped, and possibly with an incomplete education, trying to manage on income related benefits.
Plenty of unemployed " Professionals " out there claiming whatever under UC needing to maintain a " Blog. "

As if the planners envisaged people being dissuaded to apply for UC in the first place by imposing conditions almost impractical for some ?