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 or Personal Independence Payment
  • 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.

On a low salary

If you’re working and on a low salary, you can get extra money 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.

If you’ve served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces

If you’ve been injured or disabled while serving in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, you may be able to get:

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