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Disability All benefits articles

All benefits articles

Autism is a life-long condition which affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. This page has more information about local support organisations and groups in Newcastle.

Carer’s allowance is paid to people over 16 and who spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone with substantial care needs.

Disability Living Allowance is a payment for disabled children who need additional support for their care or mobility needs. Disability Living Allowance for adults is being replaced by Personal Independence Payment.

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is for people who are unable to work due to illness or disability and under pension age.

Income related ESA has been replaced by Universal Credit for new claims

Employees may first be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit is a benefit for people who are disabled caused by certain types of work or because of an accident at work.

The NHS offers personal health budgets and personal wheelchair budgets to certain groups of people.

PIP is a benefit to help towards some of the extra costs associated with ill-health or disability

This article explains the housing and support services that are available for people with a learning disability or autism.

Vision impairment means that your eyesight cannot be corrected by glasses or lenses.  Conditions include: cataract,macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinitis pigamentosa and a condition related to stroke, hemianopia.