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Raise helps John with Bedroom Tax appeal

Raise client John Smith is currently appealing his bedroom tax decision to the upper tribunal.  Raise worker Ruth Knox has helped him from the start, preparing and winning an appeal to the first tier tribunal before helping him after the DWP appealed the decision. John uses the 2nd bedroom in his adapted bungalow to store equipment...
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Challenging decisions

Raise helps clients challenge benefit decisions.  In 2014/15 we prepared appeals for 463 clients and represented 378 of these at appeal tribunals. Raise workers help clients understand benefit decisions and identify when decisions can be challenged.  By understanding why decisions are made, specialist workers can build arguments to support appeals.  By carrying out home visits, the...
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Bedroom tax appeals

  Raise has supported many tenants in challenging their bedroom tax decisions.  To date, we have helped 124 tenants through the tribunal process, winning 53 cases.  We continue to support tenants in challenging under occupation decisions wherever possible. The DWP are appealing many decisions which found in favour of tenants and Raise workers  continue to support tenants...
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