If you are disabled or a carer, you may be able to get financial support
Attendance Allowance is a tax-free benefit for people over state pension age who are physically or mentally disabled. Attendance Allowance is managed and paid by central government, to help older people live independently at home.
You can still apply even if you receive other benefits.
Carers Allowance is a payment to help you look after someone you care for.
To claim Carers Allowance you:
- don’t have to be related to or live with the person you care for
- must be 16 or over
- must spend at least 35 hours a week caring
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
You can claim PIP to help with some of the costs caused by long-term ill health or a disability.
To be claim you must be:
- aged between 16 and state pension age
- have a long term health condition or disability
- have difficulties with daily living or mobility
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for adults
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is replacing DLA for adults.
You’ll continue to get DLA until the Department for Work and Pensions writes to you. They will ask you to apply for PIP instead.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children
DLA for children is to help with the costs of looking after a child who:
- is under 16
- needs more looking after than a child of the same age
- may have walking difficulties
How much money you get depends on the level of help the child needs.
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB)
You might get IIDB if you’re ill or disabled from an accident or disease caused by work or while you were on an approved employment training scheme or course.