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Disabled people's and carers' benefits

Information on Attendance Allowance, Personal Indepence Payment, Disability Living Allowance and Carers Allowance.

Attendance Allowance

This is a tax free benefit for people aged 65 or over who are classed as disabled. This benefit is paid by central government and not by the council.

Attendance Allowance

Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

PIP can be paid to people aged 16 to 64 with a long term health condition or disability, whether in or out of work.

More on Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

DLA is now being replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP). It is still available for disabled children up to the age of 16, who need help to look after them.

More about DLA for children

Benefits for carers

You could be entitled to Carers Allowance if you look after a disabled or an older person for 35 hours a week or more.

More on Carers Allowance