Welfare Benefits Advice

The Mary Ward Legal Centre provides free, independent advice to people who live and work in London to help them access their legal rights and entitlements.

PLEASE NOTE: We provide specialist legal advice on welfare benefits and tax credit issues. We do not offer basic benefit checks or form filling. We can assist with problems with a claim, including: 

  • Refusal of benefits
  • Disability benefits and Employment and Support Allowance
  • Overpayments and requests for repayment
  • Habitual residence and right to reside in the UK
  • Sanctions
  • Appeals (including appeals to the Upper Tribunal)

Your data

Any personal data submitted to the Legal Centre through this contact form or by email or phone will be confidentially and securely stored in accordance with our data retention policy. It will be held by the Legal Centre as Data Controller and will only be used for the purposes of considering and where appropriate, responding to your enquiry (and any associated purposes). It will not be disclosed to any third parties. You have a right to be told what data we hold about you (though you are likely to have provided us with that data) and to have it corrected if it is wrong.

Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly