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Benefits and Entitlements

Please note the Trust provides links to other information but is not responsible for the accuracy of information on any sites we do not manage and by providing a link is not necessarily giving any endorsement of that site.

AA (Attendance Allowance)
Attendance Allowance - sometimes referred to as AA – is tax-free and is not usually affected by any savings or income you may have. If you are over 65, you may be entitled to this allowance which is similar to DLA but has not got a mobility component.

www.gov.uk/attendance-allowance

Age UK (formerly Help the Aged)
Secure and uphold the rights of disadvantaged older people in the UK and around the world. Working with them, researching their needs, and campaigning for changes in policy. Provide services to alleviate hardship today and prevent deprivation tomorrow.

www.ageuk.org.uk

Citizens Advice England & Wales
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Citizens Advice Scotland
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

www.cas.org.uk

Citizens Advice Northern Ireland
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.
www.citizensadvice.co.uk

Council Tax reduction for disabled people
You may be entitled to a reduction in Council Tax if you are disabled or have a disabled person living with you. Please contact your local office or refer to website.
www.direct.gov.uk/Taxreliefandreductions

Department for Work and Pensions
Gives details of your local office for advice on benefits including bereavement benefits, crisis loans, funeral payments, incapacity benefit and income support.
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions

Direct Gov
Government website providing information on public services including the Blue Badge parking scheme and free local bus travel.

www.gov.uk

DLA (Disability Living Allowance)
Disability Living Allowance - sometimes referred to as DLA - is a tax-free benefit for children and adults who need help with personal care or have walking difficulties because they are physically or mentally disabled. This is paid whether or not you are in work, if you are under 65. There are several different rates, depending on how severe your disability is. You can also claim a mobility component if you need help getting around.
www.gov.uk/disability-benefits-helpline

Disability and Carers Service
Part of Department of Work and Pensions. Provides financial help to disabled people and carers. Helpline 8.30am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 1pm on Saturdays.

www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/disability

Disability Rights UK
An organisation working for equality of rights for anyone with a disability and providing basic information about benefits, tax credits, social care and other disability related issues for claimants.
www.disabilityrightsuk.org

Disabled Facilities Grants
A Disabled Facilities Grant is a local council grant to help towards the cost of adapting your home to enable you to continue to live there. A grant is paid when the council considers that changes are necessary to meet your needs, and that the work is reasonable and practical. Please contact your local office or refer to website.
www.direct.gov.uk/

Equality and Human Rights Commission
The body responsible for protecting human rights, including promoting equality for people with disabilities.

www.equalityhumanrights.com

NAT (National Aids Trust)
Charity aiming to help small businesses avoid unintentionally discriminating against people living with long-term conditions, such as HIV and cancer.

www.nat.org.uk

Prison Reform Trust
Charity aiming to create a just, humane and effective penal system.
www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk