What to do if you become disabled
You have rights if you become disabled to protect you from discrimination. You might also be entitled to certain benefits.
The main disability and sickness benefits are:
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Employment and Support Allowance
What you’re entitled to depends on your circumstances - use a benefits calculator to see what you might be able to get.
You might also be able to get:
- certain types of equipment or have adaptations made to your home without paying VAT
- Council Tax discounts
- a TV licence discount
- free vehicle tax
If you’re in England you can get a health and social care assessment to find out what help you can get (eg equipment, home care, day centres) from your local council.