available benefits

Welfare Benefits we can help you to understand and apply for:

Non-Means Tested benefits - the only benefits that do not take your income/savings into account

  • Attendance Allowance - for people over state retirement age at first application; and need help with their personal care
  • Personal Independence Payment - for people over 16 and under state retirement age at first application, who because of their disability are limited in how they manage their daily lives and/or are limited in how far they can walk outside
  • Child Disability Living Allowance - for a disabled child over 3 months and under 16 at first application, who because of their disability requires more help with their personal care than a child of the same age, and/or are limited in how far they can walk outside.
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Means Tested benefits

  • Carers' Allowance - for someone caring for a person with who has an award of Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or Child Disability Living Allowance.  The person providing the care must do so for at least 35 hours per week and have an no/or low income (less than the rate of Carers Allowance.
  • Employment and Support Allowance - for people with a disability or long-term health condition, that affects how much they can work or who are unable to work.
  • Universal Credit - for someone with no/or low income.  Please note: we are only able to support people with a disability to make a claim - for everyone else please contact your local Citizens Advice for help.
  • Pension Credit  - for people of pension age with low income and/or long term illness or disability