Welcome to our website. We hope this new resource will assist you with your benefit queries and provide valuable information and resources all in one place.
Corona Virus (Covid-19) information for claimants
Corona Virus (Covid-19) medical and safety information
(with links to BuDS)
Covid-19 Isolation Chat Group
Did you know BuDS has a new Facebook group just for news, information and support about Covid-19 (coronavirus)? Posting up to date reliable stuff into the group every day and moderators and members will try to answer any question you have.
What is self-isolation?
Self-isolating means staying at home and not leaving it, other than for exercise. Don't go to work, school or public areas during this time.
If possible, you should not go out even to buy food or other essentials. If you are unable to get supplies delivered, you should do what you can to limit social contact when you do leave the house.
For members in Crisis.
Text SHOUT 85258
Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
For more info click here
Links to general information re Covid-19
There’s a lot of news about the police powers to force people to stay in their homes during the coronavirus crisis. But what powers do they actually have? What can we do what can not do.
COVID-19: sales and pricing practices during Coronavirus outbreak FOLLOW LINK FOR MORE INFO
Please note this website is continually being updated
This site is designed to give as much information as possible, to assist you in making claims for benefits when you are Sick or Disabled and unable to work.
If its highlighted in pink it's a link
HOW TO USE THIS SITE
This is the best place to start. All current benefits are listed and where applicable amounts awarded are given
ESA, DLA, PIP & UC
Information re mandatory reconsiderations , (MR) appeals, tribunal decisions and much more.
Resources and Links
Links to sites that will help you with your claims and queries.
Contact details, telephone numbers and address's
Upper Tribunal Decisions
are those which affect all benefits after an appeal has been made. Here you can find files appertaining to many decisions that can affect how you make an appeal
So hover over the appropriate box in the menu bar at the top and click on the page you need.
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To provide and operate the Services;
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