COUNCIL chiefs have launched a campaign to encourage disabled Ellesmere Port residents to claim a tax free benefit that will provide help and support in their day to day life.
The disability living allowance, sometimes known as the DLA, gives support to disabled children and adults who have walking difficulties and are under 65 when they make a claim, or just need someone to help look after them.
The DLA can help with everyday expenses such as taxis, or gardening and cleaning assistance and it is available to anybody with disabilities. It is not usually affected by any savings or income.
A number of residents have already expressed an interest in making a claim, and the council is working with the Citizens Advice Bereaux and Age UK to help process the forms.
Finance executive member Cllr Les Ford said: “It is extremely important that everyone who believes they may be entitled to DLA comes forward. Please contact the benefit department on 0300 123 7021 and our advisors will be happy to talk to you.”