Support

As well as loss of income, many people with cancer face additional treatment-related expenditure, such as travel and parking costs incurred by frequent visits to hospital.

The Group’s Welfare Rights Officer helps clients to claim:

  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and Workers Compensation (the weekly benefit and lump sum awarded as compensation by the Government)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Carers Allowance
  • Housing and Council Tax Benefit
  • Any other relevant financial support

They also help family members, carers, and partners. In the last year alone the ASCG dealt with 162 clients who had been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, and secured the following:

£1,727,430

Total gained in welfare in 2013/14

£793.352

Gains in annual benefit

£934,078

One off compensation payments





ASCG c/o West View Advice & Resource Centre Ltd
The Community Centre
Miers Avenue
Hartlepool
TS24 9JQ
Telephone:
01429 271294

email:
reception@wvarc30.org.uk

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