We're pleased to offer the 2021/22 edition of the Big Book of Benefits and Mental Health in a digital flipbook format, accessed through AskCPAG.
Now in its 19th edition, this Big Book offers 500 pages of user-friendly practical information, tips, tools, tactics, health assessment forms (page by page guidance and tips), effective support letters, caselaw and example appeal submissions.
An essential resource to help make your own claims or support those for others, especially if living with mental health issues.
This is the online version of the Big Book. To purchase the Big Book in print, click here.
New/Updated for 2021/22:
Benefit changes: revised and updated overview and charts covering recent pandemic and other changes and a new chapter on the HMRC Emergency Coronavirus Support Schemes.
Personal Independence Payment: the latest on anti-mental health discrimination, change in assessments processes, case law, and a new approach starting in Scotland later in 2021
Sickness benefits: Making sense of the sickness benefits scene - what is going and what stays; issues when swapping from income-related ESA to UC, how the ESA/UC Work Capability Assessment works with page by page guidance through an example form, how to effectively support and challenge claims and ESA changes in doing that.
Universal Credit: now split into two. Part 1: a practical guide to how UC works, moving over to it, claiming, the UC sums, practical tips and pitfalls to avoid in surviving UC. Part 2: separates out more complex and problem areas into their own chapter alongside reports and calls for change.