Stewarts Law, personal injury lawyers based in London, have kindly put together a free and impartial guide to the process of claiming compensation. They have also supplied updated details for many of the benefits and allowances that are available.All of this information can, of course, be obtained elsewhere and its publication here should not be taken as an implication of any compunction to use Stewarts Law as opposed to any other personal injury lawyers.
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A Guide to Claiming Compensation 
Insurance
Powers of Attorney 
Trusts and Personal Injury Awards


The articles below describe how benefits were apportioned prior to 2013. Some may still apply but for a comprehensive guide to the recent changes go to the Resources page and click on UK Benefits Guide

Attendance allowance
A tax - free benefit paid to over 65's with physical or mental disability

Carers Allowance
Available to carers spending 35+ hours per week attending to a severely disabled person

Disability Living Allowance
For people who need help looking after themselves, who find difficulty in moving around

Employment and Support Allowance
Replaced Incapacity Benefit from October 2008

Income Support
Provides for basic living expenses

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
For People injured through industrial accident or a  prescribed disease

Jobseekers Allowance
For the unemployed or working less than 16 hours per week

Local Housing
For people in rented accommodation and on a low income

Statutory Sick Pay
Paid by employers to employees who are sick for 4 days or more

Overview
A brief guide to all of the above

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