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Sense, the national deafblind charity, launches new service to help with benefit application forms

July 12, 2016

A press release:

Sense, the national deafblind charity, has launched a new service to assist deafblind individuals and their families and carers, with queries that they have in relation to the completion of benefit claim forms.

The service, which has been developed specifically for individuals with multi-sensory impairments and complex needs, will offer tailored support and assistance in relation to queries that arise whilst individuals and their supporters are completing applications for benefits such as Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance.

Kari Gerstheimer, Head of Legal Support Service at Sense said: “This brand new service will ensure deafblind individuals, their families and supporters receive accurate advice and information to help ensure they get the right result from their benefit application first time around. We hope this service will reduce the possibility of claimants having to appeal decisions and the delays they would consequently face getting the benefits they are entitled to.”

This specialist service is run by highly qualified staff who are experts in deafblindness and complex needs. For further information visit or call 0300 330 9256.

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