What do I need to know about social security law?
Many people need to deal with social security, which makes up a high proportion of government spending. However, the complexities surrounding what they may or may not be entitled to, coupled with the difficulties of dealing with bureaucracy, can make it very difficult for people to claim the right amount and keep up to date with their claims.
Areas where we can help include:
advice on overpayments where the DWP claims that they have not been given the correct information or where circumstances have changed because someone has gone into residential care or their health has improved.
advice on entitlement for people who have savings or have spent time living outside the UK
guidance on how personal injury or divorce settlements might affect your entitlement to benefits
representation at an appeals hearing
advice on appealing Tribunal decisions
If you have an issue to do with your social security payment or claim for repayment, we can put you in direct contact with a barrister who will be able to give you expert advice. Your barrister will advise you about your entitlement and any grounds you might have for challenging decisions made by the DWP
Your barrister will be able to represent you at any hearing, if this becomes necessary. Hearings are held before the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and, if there is an appeal, before the Upper Tribunal.
Why should I choose a barrister?
Barristers are experts in the law. They are best placed to advise you on your legal position, draft legal documents, advise on formal proceedings and use his or her advocacy skills to represent you to the highest standard in any court, tribunal or hearing.
Which barrister should I choose?
If you need expert advice about a social security matter, choose a barrister on myBarrister. Barristers will provide you with guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next.