Disability and sickness benefits
Disability Living Allowance for children
Disability Living Allowance for children (DLA) is a tax-free benefit for children under 16 to help with the extra costs caused by long-term ill health or a disability.
Disability Living Allowance for adults
Personal Independence Payment
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a tax-free benefit for people aged 16 or over who have not reached State Pension age. It can help with the extra costs caused by long term ill-health or a disability.
Employment and Support Allowance
You may be able to get Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) if you cannot work because of illness or disability.
Carer’s Allowance is extra money to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs.
You could also get Carer’s Credit so there will not be any gaps in your National Insurance record if you have to take on caring responsibilities.