Hastings Advice and Representation Centre

HARC provide specialist Welfare Benefit Advice and Representation to people of all ages

HEADLINE FACTS

  • In the year to April 2020 13,385 people contacted HARC.
  • We secured £4,839,689 in previously unclaimed, enhanced or reinstated benefits of which £4,075,172 was obtained for people with long term health issues.
  • HARC has a 94% success rate at appeal.

HEADLINE FACTS

  • In the year to April 2020 13,385 people contacted HARC.
  • We secured £4,839,689 in previously unclaimed, enhanced or reinstated benefits of which £4,075,172 was obtained for people with long term health issues.
  • HARC has a 94% success rate at appeal.

HEADLINE FACTS

  • In the year to April 2020 13,385 people contacted HARC.
  • We secured £4,839,689 in previously unclaimed, enhanced or reinstated benefits of which £4,075,172 was obtained for people with long term health issues.
  • HARC has a 94% success rate at appeal.

DOCUMENTS & REPORTS

Anna

I went to the work capability assessment and thank goodness I had an advocate with me because they just lied. Thank God HARC were there, and thank God I had an advocate.

Richard

The medical assessments saw me turned down for DLA. I came out with 0 points – then got 26 points on appeal. It makes no sense – how can you have osteoporosis and get 0 points?

Jane

They (the assessors) are appalling – we thought they were OK and had listened, then the report came and we didn’t know what they were talking about. What they sent me wasn’t what we had said. I couldn’t understand why the report bore no relation to the conversation we had had.

Ron

The last time I went, I had a high number of points – at the review they gave me 0 points. HARC appealed, I got it back. Twice I have lost it and got it back. Reports were not accurate either time, but HARC luckily sorted it out for me.

SOME QUOTES FROM OUR CLIENTS SHOW WHY HARC MATTERS

Anna

I went to the work capability assessment and thank goodness I had an advocate
with me because they just lied. Thank God HARC were there, and thank God I had
an advocate.

Richard

The medical assessments saw me turned down for DLA. I came out with 0 points
– then got 26 points on appeal. It makes no sense – how can you have
osteoporosis and get 0 points?

Jane

They (the assessors) are appalling – we thought they were OK and had listened,
then the report came and we didn’t know what they were talking about. What
they sent me wasn’t what we had said. I couldn’t understand why the report bore
no relation to the conversation we had had.

Ron

The last time I went, I had a high number of points – at the review they gave me 0
points. HARC appealed, I got it back. Twice I have lost it and got it back. Reports
were not accurate either time, but HARC luckily sorted it out for me.