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All disability benefits articles

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.

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

The Blue Badge Scheme allows people who have difficulty getting about to park their cars close to the sites and services that they need to use.

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 people who need additional support for their care or mobility needs. This benefit will be replaced by Personal Independence Payment in January 2015.

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

How to challenge a benefit decision.

There are grants available to help pay for adaptations and equipment to make life easier around your home.

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

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.

A learning disability 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.

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

Self care and self management for people with a disability are terms that are used regularly in today’s society, particularly by the NHS and associated health and social care organisations.

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