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Disability All benefits articles

All benefits articles

Autism

Autism is a  life-long condition. It affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.

Carer’s Allowance

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 (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance is a payment for disabled people who need additional support for their care or mobility needs. This benefit will be replaced by Personal Independence in January 2015.

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

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

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

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

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

PIP replaces Disability Living Allowance. It is a benefit to help towards some of the extra costs associated with ill-health or disability

Services for people with a learning disability or autism

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

Sight Loss and Visual Impairments

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.