Personal Independence Payment

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a new benefit replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged between 16 to 64 years. PIP and DLA cannot be claimed at the same time.

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Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers support and financial help so you can do suitable work if you are able to.

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Financial Support

Finance Support is available to support people in times of financial crisis or need. Crisis Loans and Community Care Grants that were available under the Social Fund have now ended.

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Health and Social Care

Information on a wide range of health and social care support including Direct Payments, help with health costs and how to arrange health and social care.

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Motoring and Transport

Information on all aspects of motoring and transport including Blue Badges, the Motability Scheme and vehicle tax exemption.

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Benefit and concessions for older people

When you retire, your income usually reduces. You may qualify for certain benefits on top of any State Pension you're entitled to. Some of these benefits are age-related, others depend on income.

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Housing Benefit and Rate Relief for tenants

If you rent your home and have a low income, you might be entitled to Housing Benefit, Rate Relief or both.

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Income Support

Income Support is extra money to help people on a low income. It’s for people who are not signed on as unemployed

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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for over 65's

If you were over 65yrs on the 20th June 2016 and already in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), then you can remain on the benefit providing you continue to meet the qualifying criteria.

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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children

This benefit is for children who need help with their personal care and / or mobility as a result of an illness and/or disability. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children is not means tested and is not affected by other benefits.

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Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a payment for people over 18 but under State Pension age who are on a low income or out of work. Universal Credit includes support for the cost of housing, children and childcare, and financial support for people with disabilities, carers and people too ill to work.

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