Benefits & Welfare

We can provide advice on a number of benefits issues

We can advise on some but not all problems with benefits. We can help with some of the more complicated benefits issues, where you need legal advice to appeal a decision of:

  • First-tier Tribunal – for Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance or Personal Independence Payment only

  • Upper Tribunal – for any benefit

We can help with

Appeals at the First-tier Tribunal for work capability or right to reside issues – Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment and Employment Support Allowance only


Appeals at the Upper Tribunal if you disagree with a First-tier Tribunal result

If you live in Liverpool we can further help with:

Checking benefit entitlement

Challenging benefit overpayments

Requesting a mandatory reconsideration

Requesting a Statement of Reasons if you disagree with a First-tier Tribunal result 

​The initial request for permission to appeal a First-tier Tribunal result, based on an error of law.

We can't help with

Applying for benefits

Form filling



​If you need advice, please check if we can help before contacting us. You can also get in touch using our contact form or by phoning 0151 709 0504. Please note that our phone lines are very busy at the moment, and you may find it quicker to use our contact form if you can. 

How can we help?
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Merseyside Law Centre
35-37 Bold Street
United Kingdom
L1 4DN
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*Due to funding criteria we are currently only able give Welfare & Benefit advice to clients who live in the Liverpool City Council region.