Sources of financial advice
There may be a Benefits Advisor who can come into the hospital or a hospital social worker or case manager qualified to give benefits advice. Ask in the SCI Centre who you can approach for advice.
StepChange Debt Charity
Is the UK’s leading debt advice organisation. Through their Freephone debt helpline, and online Debt Remedy tool, they provide free debt advice to help transform the lives of those struggling with the stress and worry of problem debt.
Telephone: 0800 138 1111
This is a one-stop site for all public services but, if you type ‘guide to benefits’ in the search box, you will find a comprehensive section on benefit entitlements.
This is a free benefits calculator to work out your entitlement to benefits and tax credits.
Disability Information Advice Line
There are 135 local DIALS offering telephone advice. Call the national office on 01302 310123 to find your local branch or visit their website www.scope.org.uk.
Citizens Advice Bureaux
You can find details of your nearest Bureau by:
Telephone: 020 7833 2181
Aspire Welfare Benefit Service
Free dedicated welfare benefit advice service tailored to provide appropriate advice and support to people with Spinal Cord Injury
Telephone: 020 8420 6711 e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org