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Attendance allowance is a benefit for older 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 children who need additional support for their care or mobility needs. Disability Living Allowance for adults is being replaced by Personal Independence Payment.
Income Support is a benefit for people on low income and is means tested.
Universal Credit has replaced most new claims for working age means-tested benefits, including Income Support, but some people still receive it.
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.
Universal Credit is replacing six working-age means-tested benefits. It provides 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.