Disability and Sickness Benefits

 

Personal Independence Payment (external link)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)  is a tax-free benefit for people aged 16 or over who have not reached State Pension age. Find out about State Pension age (external link). It can help with the extra costs caused by long term ill-health or a disability.

Disability Living Allowance for children (external link) - 

Disability Living Allowance for children (DLA) is a tax-free benefit for children under 16 to help with the extra costs caused by long-term ill health or a disability.

Disability Living Allowance for adults (external link)- 

Personal Independence Payment  is gradually replacing DLA for adults with long-term ill health or a disability.

Employment and Support Allowance (external link) - 

You may be able to get Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) if you cannot work because of illness or disability.

Videos for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children

DWP have made four short videos about DLA for children. View the videos on Youtube (external link).  View the British Sign Language version of the videos.

They provide a clear and simple overview of the four stages of a DLA for children claim:

  • An overview
  • How to claim
  • After you have claimed
  • When a child turns 16

View the Easy Read products available (external link). 

Carers

  1. Find out about Carer's Allowance (external link).  Carer’s Allowance is extra money to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs
  2. Find out about Carer’s Credit.  You could also get Carer’s Credit so there will not be any gaps in your National Insurance record if you have to take on caring responsibilities.

 

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