Access an online benefits calculator to receive information about which benefits you are entitled to and how to claim at www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help with extra living costs if you have both:
- a long-term physical or mental health condition or disability
- difficulty doing certain everyday tasks or getting around because of your condition
You will be assessed by a health professional and the amount received depends on how PF affects you.
To claim call 0800 917 2222 or write a letter to the following address to request a form:
Personal Independence Payment New Claims
Post Handling Site B
More information can be found at www.gov.uk/pip
Attendance Allowance helps with extra costs if you have a disability severe enough that you need someone to help look after you.
To claim fill out the form available at www.gov.uk/attendance-allowance.
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
A weekly payment if you’re too ill to work. It’s paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks.
Find out more about SSP at www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay
You could claim carer's allowance if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits.
You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.
If someone else also cares for the same person as you, only one of you can claim Carer’s Allowance.
Find out more about carer's allowance at www.gov.uk/carers-allowance
Allows you to park closer to your destination.
For a list of requirements access www.gov.uk/transport/blue-badges
Apply online at www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge
You cannot claim SPP but can apply for PIP and Universal Credit.
Apply for Universal Credit online at www.gov.uk/apply-universal-credit