Please note that our DASCAS service arrangements will be changing on 30 April 2018. You should call us on 0300 330 1169 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm for advice on disability and sickness benefits and services. Click here for information.

For other Citizens Advice Wandsworth self help resources, please click here.

Help with your disability benefit application

This page is designed to help people who are thinking about, or are in the process of, applying for Attendance Allowance (AA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Employment Support Allowance (ESA).

There is a lot of information online about AA, PIP and ESA and sometimes it can be difficult to know which resource is the best to use. So we have sifted through and compiled a list of what we think are the best online resources for helping people to claim AA, PIP and ESA. Many of these self-help guides have been written by welfare benefit experts, lawyers and disability specialists and with the DASCAS seal of approval, you know they are resources you can trust.

Guides to claiming Attendance Allowance*

Guides to claiming Employment & Support Allowance*

Guides to claiming Personal Independence Payment*

*Please ensure that you are always viewing the most up to date guide. Most self-help resources are updated regularly to reflect changes in legislation.

An introduction to disability benefits: videos

The videos below give a brief introduction to the two most commonly enquired about benefits: Employment and Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment. The information in the videos has been simplified so it is important that you also look at the online guides on this web page and seek proper advice if you are still unsure whether you’re eligible or how to claim.

Here at DASCAS, we know that applying for disability benefits can be a daunting and complicated process and one which also often presents a number of challenges for claimants. Our latest research into disability benefit advice needs found that 69% found the application process complicated and 62% found that it made them feel anxious or stressed. So if you are feeling confused, anxious or stressed out – don’t panic, you are not alone and help is available!