Benefits Advice

Benefits Advice

Here at Gilmartin Finlay McRae we understand the importance of providing correct welfare advice to people who are sick, disabled, seeking work, on a low income or caring for someone.  The UK’s current benefits system is under reform with the introduction of Universal Credit which replaces Tax Credits, Housing Benefit, Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).    Being able to understand the rules of the current and previous benefit systems can be complex.  We can provide advice and assistance to help you navigate the systems to ensure you are maximising your income and receiving what you are entitled to. 

Additionally, we provide assistance with benefit appeals.  From requesting a mandatory reconsideration to representing clients at benefit tribunals, we have a wealth of experience and knowledge at all stages of the appeals process and achieve a high rate of success on behalf of our clients.

Our solicitors specialise in providing advice on the following benefits


  • Universal Credit
  • income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit
  • Tax Credits
  • Carers Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax and Council Tax Reduction
  • Social Fund (Best Start Grant, Baby Payment, Funeral Payment, Cold Weather Payment)

Non Means Tested

  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • New Style Jobseekers Allowance
  • New Style Employment and Support Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance

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