•Council Tax Benefit
•Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
•New style Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) - Contribution Dependant
•New style Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Contribution Dependant
Welfare Rights Team
Do you have questions about your entitlement to benefits?
Inverness Badenoch & Strathspey CAB advisers provide general benefit advice and information and for more specialist benefit and welfare rights services we have a highly trained and experienced team of Welfare Rights case-workers who, provide casework services for appeal tribunals, statutory bodies and courts as appropriate, ensuring income maximisation for you through the take up of all of the appropriate benefits you may have an entitlement to, such as: (see below).
If you would like to know more about which benefits you may be entitled to and how they are paid, or are unhappy with a decision and wish to appeal please contact us or come into the bureau.
Further information is also available through the following links:
The GOV.UK website
This online guide is only for people aged 18 or over. It is unsuitable for you if you're a prisoner, non-UK national, a student or permanently living in a nursing home. If you're in these situations, you can find more information on the benefits you might be able to get by following the links on the GOV.UK website.
There may be other benefits that you can get that are not included in the online guide. To check whether you may be entitled to other benefits, please follow the link above.
Money Advice Team
Do you have Debt & Financial Concerns?
These days more and more people are dealing with debt and insolvency problems for many reasons and in a climate of an ongoing recession these figures are likely to continue.If you have debt & financial problems our money advice team can help. You are not alone and help is available. It is always best to stay calm and not to ignore the situation in the hope that it’ll simply go away. Unfortunately, this is unlikely to happen and more likely to reach a crisis point.
Our specialist money advice workers are highly experienced and fully trained to help you understand your options and assist you in dealing with your debt in the best way possible. You will not be judged in any way and everything you tell them will be held in the strictest confidence. All advice and assistance is completely free and impartial.