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Benefits

What benefits might you be entitled to?

If you are state pension age, physically or mentally disabled, and need someone to help look after you, you may be entitled to Attendance Allowance. You do not have to have someone caring for you to claim.

If you are under state pension age and have a disability or long term health condition which means you have difficulties with daily living or getting around, you may be entitled to Personal Independence Payment.

You may also be able to claim a discount on your council tax or apply for a grant or other benefits.

Follow our links below for further information.

There are online benefits calculators to help you work out which benefits you can claim.

There’s a limit on the total amount of benefit that most people aged 16 to 64 can get. This is called the benefit cap.

See also our information about Concessions and discounts.

Help with claiming benefits and form-filling

Further advice and guidance

Several organisations can give you advice if you want to apply for benefits, including:

Guidance in relation to specific disabilities

National Autistic Society (Autism)
Mencap (Learning Disabilities)
Dementia UK (Dementia)
Mind (Mental Health

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