Benefits & Social Care

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Welcome to our online shop.


These are DOWNLOADS only. You will need a PRINTER  if you want a hard copy.

If you do not have a printer then you need to call our  Office on 01280 818964 Monday to Friday between 09.30 and 15.00 and pay using a debit or credit card or download our 8-page order form and post to our head office address.


You can purchase these by completing the online order form and they will be sent to you by post.


After you have paid for an item online, you will receive an email from PayPal confirming payment, followed by an email from the ME Association with your download Instructions.

If you cannot find this email please check your Spam or Junk folders.

Open the email and below your order details you will see ‘Download details’ with a link and a code.

Click the link and when prompted add the code.  The code is case sensitive and must be typed as shown.

All leaflets are in PDF format.  To read them you will need Adobe PDF Reader.

A free download of this program is available by clicking on the following link:


The online shop uses PayPal. You can pay by debit or credit card.  But you do not need a PayPal account to order from the online shop.


If you do have a PayPal account  ENSURE the  email address you use for this order is the same as your PayPal  email address.  Otherwise the item  may not reach you.

For all website shop inquiries – including complaints about missing downloads – please email Tony Britton

Ann’s top tips when claiming benefit

This free leaflet should be a 'must-read' before you fill in your claims form.

Universal Credit Explained

Find out what to expect from the fiendishly complicated new benefit.

‘ME’ and my carer

A tick box exercise with a difference: every box tells your carer more about your essential needs.

Reconsiderations and Appeals for ESA and PIP (single leaflet)

We attempt to make the process less daunting.

Getting help from Social Services

Explains how the Care Act 2014 affects social services

PIP – The MEA guide to filling in the form

The MEA's guide on how to complete your PIP forms

Disabled Facilities Grant

If you are disabled and need to make changes to your home, you could be eligible financial help

The MEA Guide to filling in the ESA and Universal Credit forms

How to fill in the ESA and Universal Credit forms

Carer’s Allowance

What it is, how to apply and what to do if you are turned down

Blue Badge scheme – benefits brief

Blue Badge scheme including letter to your council

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