Illness and Disability

Make sure you’re getting the right entitlements

Help to pay for essential things If you’re claiming benefitsIf you’re receiving certain income-related benefits and need help to pay for essentials like clothing, furniture or a rent deposit, you...

Where can I get help and advice on benefits

Working out what benefits or tax credits you’re entitled to can be tricky, especially with recent welfare changes. Find out where to get free expert advice online, face-to-face or by calling an...

How to appeal against a disability benefits decision

If you’re unhappy with a decision about your sickness or disability benefits, it’s important to follow the right process. Here’s a summary of what you need to do and when. Contact the Department for...

What disability and sickness benefits can I claim?

If you can’t work, or work reduced hours, because of sickness or disability, financial support is available. You might be able to claim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), paid by your employer. If this has...

Moving from DLA to PIP – what to do if your award is reduced or stopped

If you were getting Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and have been reassessed for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), your income might have changed. This page tells you more about ways you can...

Moving from DLA to PIP – coping with income changes

If you were getting Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and have been reassessed for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), your income might have changed. This page tells you more about ways you can...

Money saving tips and discounts for disabled people

Some companies and organisations offer discounts for disabled people and their carers – read on to find out what you could save. Saving money at home Council Tax reductionYou might be entitled to a...

Motability, Blue Badge Scheme and discounted travel

Whether you prefer to travel by car or use public transport, as a disabled person you might qualify for a range of schemes designed to help with leasing a vehicle, parking, or offering free or...

Charitable grants for ill or disabled people

A grant is a financial donation that you don’t have to repay. Many UK charities and trusts provide grants to help with the extra costs of ill health or disability. Find out what grants are available...

Universal Credit for sick and disabled people

If you can’t work because of sickness or disability you might have to claim Universal Credit. This page tells you more about claiming it, the work capability assessment and how other sickness and...

Personal Independence Payment – an introduction

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit that helps with the extra costs of a long-term health condition or disability for people aged 16 and over. It’s gradually replacing Disability...

Funding to adapt your home for accessibility

If you need to make your home more accessible, or you need specialist equipment to help you manage day-to-day tasks more safely and easily, then you might be entitled to financial help. Getting a...

Disability benefits and entitlements for children

If your child has a disability or long-term health condition, you might be entitled to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for them as well as other financial support. This page explains more about the...