You may be entitled to benefits and allowances if members of your family are either:
The main disability-related benefits are:
If you are a carer and have substantial caring needs, you could be eligible for carers’ allowance.
DLA is an allowance available to children under the age of 16 who have:
There are two components to the allowance: the care component and mobility component. Your child may be eligible for one or both components depending on their individual needs. DLA is not means tested.
You can get PIP if you:
PIP is based on how your disability impacts your day-to-day life.
If you provide substantial and regular care to a disabled child or adult, you can apply for a carer’s allowance.
You do not need to live with or be related to the person you care for to be eligible, but you must:
This allowance is taxable and can affect other benefits you are claiming.
If you’re currently in some form of employment, you may be eligible for universal credit, which has replaced previous in-work benefits such as working tax credits, child tax credits and income support.