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Client Awarded PIP Arrears of £1508

Success Story

Great news for one of our clients who asked us for help appealing their PIP decision. Our client was awarded PIP arrears of £1508.40, as well as £139.75 per week until 2019. Our client was very happy with this result, and our staff and volunteers will continue to help clients with benefit appeals. Share This

Citizens Advice Knowsley Volunteer Lands Dream Job

david thomas

David started volunteering as our Commnications Officer in May 2016. Here is his success story. Since May 2016, I have been volunteering with Citizens Advice Knowsley as a Communications Officer. I worked within the small comms team focusing on social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, as well as creating blog posts, banners,…

PIP Appeal results in £1708 in arrears and payments of £55 pw

Another successful appeal thanks to our advisors at Citizens Advice Knowsley! Our advisors have been hard at work lately helping clients to appeal benefit entitlement decisions. This week our advisor Angela helped a client to appeal a PIP decision. The client was awarded £1708.10 in arrears, as well as ongoing payments of £55.10 per week.…

Benefit Appeal Resulting in £53,521 over 5 years!

karen benefits team

A client came in asking for help as she was claiming Disability Living Allowance(DLA) and when she was required to transfer onto PIP she failed the PIP assessment after being awarded 0 points. Our benefits advisor assisted her with appealing this decision and our client won the appeal. Not only did our client win the…

Research on Youth Homelessness

jack dodd volunteer

Why are we doing this research? Recent changes have created a cause for concern. Figures have shown that in the last financial year youth homelessness has risen across Knowsley, and the North West in general. This is a worrying trend and could be down to a number of factors. However, Citizen’s Advice will specifically look…

Financial Capability Week

money buddies

This week beginning 14th November, we are promoting Financial Capability. Take control of your finances! Advice, guidance and education. We can help with… Budgeting Getting the right Benefits Saving Money on Utilities Planning for Life Events and much more… Events are being held at our offices in: Huyton and Halewood, Tuesday 15th November between 9am-3pm…

Reinstated Benefit worth £6500

David and Emma Volunteers

Congratulations to one of our clients on successfully appealing a benefits decision, this week. Our team of dedicated volunteers in Knowsley Citizens Advice were on hand to provide assistance with getting the client’s benefit reinstated. Not only was the appeal a success but it has also given our client a boost in their income worth…

Big Energy Saving Week 2016

Big Energy Saving Week

Big Energy Saving Week starts on 31 October 2016. It is a national campaign to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to. The week focuses on raising public awareness of how to switch energy supplier or tariff to get the best deal and make homes energy…

PIP Appeal leads to arrears payment of £3714 and a weekly income of £112.55 a week

Congratulations to one of our clients on securing a successful outcome to their Personal Independence Payment(PIP) appeal. Our advisors provided assistance, guidance and support to the client in preparing for and presenting their appeal case, after the client was given a nil award in an initial assessment. As a result of the help they received…