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Attendance allowance is a benefit for people who are physically or mentally ill; are disabled and need support or care; or need to be supervised by someone else during daily living activities.

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.

This fund is available for carers to take breaks and opportunities that give them choice, independence and control to improve their health and wellbeing.

Child Benefit is a tax-free monthly payment made to anyone bringing up a child or a young person. You may be the guardian or carer of your grandchildren. You do not need to be the parent of the child or young person to qualify, but you must be responsible for them.

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 Payment in January 2015.

How to challenge a benefit decision.

Income support is a benefit for people on low income and is means tested.

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

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

Universal Credit has replaced working-age means-tested benefits. It will provide one payment which takes into account housing, employment, children and income.

Some benefits can be affected when you go into hospital or into residential care. Here are some things to consider.