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Discuss extra costs for disabled people and families
Debbie_Scope Posts: 947Member, Helpline, Community advisor Chatterbox
edited August 2016 in Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Hello I’m Debbie, and I work on Scope’s helpline. My lead role is Benefits, Finance and Housing. I speak to people all the time who tell me they’ve had to pay over the odds for a bit of essential equipment.
We know that extra costs are something that disabled people and families with disabled children face every day. And the Extra Costs Commission is a year-long independent enquiry that hopes to start changing that. We want to keep highlighting these issues and supporting people through them.
So, do you need any financial advice about how to handle these extra costs? I can help you with benefits queries, advice on where to go for grants, and point you to places in your local area that could help or give you a better deal.
I’ll do my best to answer all of your questions and look forward to hearing from you!