Benefits self-help rights sheet

– what you can do to defend your entitlements


Council Tax

Bedroom tax

People in private rented accommodation

Universal Credit is it coming in?

Challenging benefit sanctions

Sickness and disability benefits

Debt advice

The best-known advice agencies mainly tell people how to comply with the new rules. Most don’t give us the information we need to fight our cases. The information here comes from sharing our practical experience with other grassroots groups, claimants, anti-poverty, single mums, tenants’ rights and disability campaigners, and a few lawyers bringing legal challenges. It was updated in 2014.

Thanks and contacts

This Benefit Rights Sheet is expanded from our 2013 self-help info. It was researched and put together mostly through a huge voluntary effort. WinVisible put in many days on behalf of the community campaign for everyone’s entitlement and against “welfare reform”. Thanks to the claimants, campaigners, advisers, lawyers who contributed their experiences, expertise and leaflets! 

To campaign together, please contact us:

Camden Association of Street Properties (tenants) camdenstreetproperties@yahoo.co.uk

Single Mothers’ Self-Defence  smsd@allwomencount.net

WinVisible  win@winvisible.org   www.winvisible.org   

SMSD & WV are based at:

Crossroads Women’s Centre, 25 Wolsey Mews, London NW5 2DX 

Tel: 020 7482 2496

15 December 2014


WinVisible’s work is financially supported by the Oak Foundation and the Trust for London