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Autism Berkshire Benefits Service

Autism Berkshire's Benefits Service provides help completing application forms and preparing for appeals, and our Benefits Adviser Kevin Jackson is also able to represent people at benefit assessment hearings and appeal tribunals.

In addition to helping with benefit applications for individuals and families living with autism, Kevin is now able to assist people with a number of conditions related to autism, including severe dyslexia, dyspraxia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 

He can help with the following benefits:

Universal Credit; Employment & Support Allowance; Jobseeker's Allowance, Carer's Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (DLA), and Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Assistance from our Benefits Service is linked to attendance at the Understanding Your Rights workshops.

Attendees at these workshops will then be entitled to a free one-to-one advice session, to help them complete relevant application forms.

Anyone who wants urgent or repeated support not linked to workshop attendance will be charged a one-off fee of £40 for either a daytime appointment on Mondays at our office at 40 Caversham Road, in Reading town centre, or an evening appointment (subject to availability).

Ongoing support, if required, will also be provided by appointment for a fee of £40. This includes support at Jobcentre meetings and benefits assessments and representation at appeal tribunals.

Advice and representation for benefit applications related to severe dyslexia, dyspraxia, OCD and ADHD is subject to a £60 non-refundable charge.

For more information about our benefits service, see or call Kevin Jackson or Autism Berkshire’s administrator, Georgie Mitchell, on 01189 594 594 or email

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kevin Jackson or Carrie Steers
01189 594 594
Autism Berkshire Benefits Service

Where to go

Autism Berkshire
Caversham Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mondays, between 10am and 4pm. Evening appointments are available at a cost of £40.
Time of day

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?
Free appointments are available at our office in Reading between 10am and 4pm on Mondays. £40 charge for evening appointments
Wheelchair accessible?


Age Ranges
Referral required

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