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Living Will

A living will or ‘advance decision’ allows you to set out your wishes and refuse medical treatment in future. In this article we will explain: –       What a living will is and what it involves –       Why making a living will is important –       The process involved...

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Changes to the State Pension and benefits rates

We have pulled together a summary of the main changes you need to know about for the start of the new financial year (1 April) and tax year (6 April), including changes to State Pension and benefit rates. State Pension The State Pension and Pension Credit rates have...

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Discretionary Trust Will

It’s incredibly important to have a will setting out your wishes so that you can be sure they’ll be carried out when you’re gone. A discretionary trust Will can be used to leave your estate or a portion of it to a trust which has been created in your will. In this...

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April Benefit Changes

A number of benefits are changing in April 2018 Millions of households entitled to welfare benefits and tax credit will see big changes in their claims in April 2018. As the financial year comes to an end, here are some of the key things to look out for in...

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Paying for Care

A number of financial resources may be available to help cover the costs of care for the person Alzheimer's or other dementia. Some may apply now and others in the future. Alzheimer's Association Insurance Employee benefits Retirement benefits Personal assets...

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How much is the average bill?

Are you being overcharged for the energy you use? Do your water bills match the amount of water you use? Is your Council Tax leaving you out of pocket? We know that household costs have risen sharply in the past few years. Yet, many people are still paying more than...

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Funding boost for home adaptations

Housing and homelessness minister, Heather Wheeler, announced yesterday that there would be an extra £42 million provided to local housing authorities to pay for home adaptations that will enable an elderly or disabled person to continue living independently. The...

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Stop Loan Sharks!

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) was set up in 2004 and investigates and prosecutes illegal money lenders while supporting those who have borrowed money from a loan shark. Since 2004, the IMLT have supported over 25,000 people and written off over...

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Equity Release Specialists

Thinking about using equity release to pay your care costs? Details of specialists that can help you consider whether equity release is the right care funding option for you. UK Care...

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U-turns on PIP mobility rules

Regulations that came into force last March had meant that people who are unable to plan or undertake a journey due to overwhelming psychological distress would receive fewer qualifying points when assessed for personal independence payment (PIP). The new rules –...

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Claim a power of attorney refund

You can get part of your application fee back if you applied to register lasting power of attorney (LPA) and enduring power of attorney (EPA) in England or Wales from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017.   You can make a claim if you’re: the ‘donor’ - the person who made...

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Need help applying for PIP or ESA?

Applying for benefits can be a bit confusing. It can even seem a bit overwhelming. C-App can help. These two C-App sites will help you learn more so you: Understand what the benefits are and how to apply. Understand the forms and the assessment processes. Know how to...

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Travelling with a Medical Condition

Most people love to travel and rightly so. The world has so much to explore and enjoy, so why should you be restricted to the UK alone when planning your next holiday? What’s more, if you have a medical condition, you shouldn’t be worried about travelling abroad – as...

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