The nine new factsheets replace the previous booklet A guide to welfare benefits after brain injury, which was written in 2016. The new factsheets offer information on different welfare benefits commonly received by people affected by brain injury, as well as offering guidance and tips on completing different stages of benefits applications.
The new factsheets are:
- Employment and Support Allowance after brain injury
- Personal Independence Payment after brain injury
- Universal Credit after brain injury
- Statutory Sick Pay after brain injury
- Carer’s Allowance after brain injury
- Attendance Allowance after brain injury
- Tips for completing benefits application forms
- Preparing for welfare benefits assessments
- Appealing a welfare benefits decision
“We know that navigating the welfare benefits system can be difficult, and especially so for brain injury survivors when they have problems with things such as concentration, memory, information processing and insight,” said Tamsin Keyes, Publications and Research Manager at Headway.
“Our Right First Time campaign highlighted the various challenges that people affected by brain injury face when applying for welfare benefits.
“We hope that the information in these new factsheets will help people with understanding what benefits they may be entitled to and how to begin applying for them.”
The factsheets were reviewed by a Senior Welfare Benefits Expert at Citizens Advice, a Headway helpline consultant and a solicitor/ welfare benefits advisor at Potter-Rees-Dolan Solicitors.
The factsheets are free to download in the related resources section below or via our information library. You can browse web-based versions of the information in the welfare benefits after brain injury section.Back