1. Overview

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:

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance

Depending on your circumstances, you might also be able to get:

Vehicles and transport

If you’re disabled you can apply for the following:

Home and housing

If you’ve been assessed by your local council as needing care and support services, you can get:

  • Direct payments - allowing you to buy in and arrange help yourself instead of getting it directly from social services
  • Disabled Facilities Grants - which is money towards the costs of home adaptations to enable you to continue living there

If you’re on a low income you may also be entitled to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction from your local council.

Help if you’re employed

You may be able to:

VAT relief on certain goods and services

You don’t have to pay VAT on certain goods and services if they’re just for your own use and you’re disabled or have a long term illness.

Armed forces compensation

You may be able to get compensation if you’ve been injured or disabled while serving in the armed forces.