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"Aminah's" story

Assisting a client who was subject to the Benefit Cap

Aminah was struggling when her income fell by more than £1,500 per month as a result of the Benefit Cap. As a refugee and a mother of eight children, the loss of this income had a huge impact on her family.

Aminah was subject to the Benefit Cap as she had lost her entitlement to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). We supported Aminah in both appeals for PIP and ESA, helping to request medical records from her GP which showed how health conditions were affecting her daily life and limiting her capability for work.

Aminah’s appeal was successful and because she is now in receipt of PIP, she is exempt from the Benefit Cap. Her income has risen from approximately £500 per month to £2,000 per month, making a vital difference to Aminah and her family.