Money Matters is a referral service. We provide free, confidential advice on welfare benefit entitlement to Health & Social Care Partnership service users and vulnerable people. We also provide appeal representation to North Ayrshire residents (where possible).
Referrals to Money Matters can be made by:
- Health and social care professionals
- Voluntary agencies
People with long term health conditions
People with cancer
Parents of disabled children
Single people and families in work and on low incomes
People out of work
People facing redundancy
Many people have been affected by ‘sanctions’ to their payment of Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance and Job Seekers Allowance. These decisions can be challenged by asking for a Mandatory Review or appealing.
For more information, download our Benefit Sanctions leaflet (PDF, 119kb).
Macmillan benefit service
Macmillan nurses can make referrals to Money Matters on behalf of people affected by cancer. If your diagnosis is terminal you are entitled to have your application for Personal Independence Payments (PIP)/Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Universal Credit and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) fast tracked.
We can help people affected by cancer with:
Applying for benefits and tax credits
Appeals against benefit decisions
Access to charitable grants
Costs such as travel to hospital
Transport concessions (e.g. Blue Badge)
Advice about debt problems
- To find out how we can help, please call 01294 310456 or email email@example.com
- Money Matters, North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Bridgegate House, Irvine KA12 8BD