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Disability benefits

There is a wide range of disability-related financial support, including benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions.

The main disability and sickness benefits are:

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you're aged 16 to 64.

You can also get a fast-tracked award of PIP if you are not expected to live more than 6 months.

The DWP started to move people aged 16 to 64 off Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and on to PIP from 8 April 2013.  Those aged 65 and over at that time remained on DLA. 

Go to the government's website to find out more about both PIP and DLA.

Attendance Allowance is payable to people over the age of 65 with a a physical or mental health disability to cover the cost of their personal care.

It's paid at 2 different rates and how much you get depends on the level of care that you need because of your disability.

You can find out more on the government's website.

You can go to our Claiming all of your benefits page for information on how to get support in claiming all of the benefits to which you are entitled.

The Independent Age website provides a guide to disability benefits.

The government's website contains the following additional information:-

Disability Rights UK provides work-related advice factsheets with advice on finding a job, and on claiming the right benefits if you are out of work or on a low income.

Action on Hearing Loss offer additional information on Personal Independence Payments, and fact sheets on various disability benefits.

The Which website offers advice on benefits options for older people.

Age UK offer information on the following benefits:-