Benefits ARE confusing, so hopefully this will explain which benefit(s) you can apply for ?

 

 

WHAT IS CLASSED AS DISABLED

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

BENEFITS AND WORK

FMA UK WELFARE ADVICE HELPLINE

BENEFIT GUIDES AND ADVICE

HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

GOV.UK

THE BENEFIT ENQUIRY HELPLINE

P.I.P.

PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT

UNIVERSAL CREDIT

E.S.A. / J.S.A.

EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT ALLOWANCE / JOBSEEKERS ALLOWANCE

INCOME SUPPORT

CHILD TAX CREDIT

WORKING TAX CREDIT

HOUSING BENEFIT

SUPPORT FOR MORTGAGE INTEREST

COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT

D.L.A.

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE

A.A.

ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE

COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT: SWINDON

COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION - GOV.UK

CARER'S ALLOWANCE

CARER'S CREDIT

WARM FRONT: KEEP WARM

FOGGYS CHECKLIST

OPTIONS FOR LIFE - NORTH WILTS

CEA CARD: CINEMA CARD

 

 

 

Under 65:

 

P.I.P. replaces D.L.A.  It (Some people are still on D.L.A., and will be transferred to P.I.P. eventually).

 

You can claim P.I.P. in addition to other benefits.

 

 

Over 65:

You may be able to claim Attendance Allowance if your ability to keep safe or look after your own personal care is affected by physical or mental illness or disability.

 

You can claim A.A. in addition to other benefits.

 

E.S.A. replaces Incapacity Benefit  It is for people who are unable to work due to illness or disability.

 

J.S.A. is a taxable benefit to support people who are actively looking for work.  To get Jobseeker's Allowance you must be either unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week.

 

Universal Credit is a new benefit gradually being introduced nationally.  If you're receiving benefits, you won't need to contact them as it will eventually replace the existing benefits:

  • Income-based Jobseekerís Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Income Support

  • Working Tax Credit

  • Child Tax Credit

  • Housing Benefit

Carerís Allowance is to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs. You donít have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for. You must be 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for them. Carerís Allowance is taxable. It can also affect your other benefits. The person youíre looking after must be receiving certain benefits.

 

Carerís Credit you must be aged 16 or over, under State Pension age and looking after one or more people for at least 20 hours a week. The person youíre looking after must be receiving certain benefits.

 

Council Tax Support

 

Mortgage Interest Support

 

 

Abbreviation Meanings:

 

D.L.A.

 

=

 

Disability Living Allowance

P.I.P.

 

=

 

Personal Independence Payment

U.C.

 

=

 

Universal Credit

E.S.A.

 

=

 

Employment and Support Allowance

J.S.A.

 

=

 

Jobseekerís Allowance

A.A.

 

=

 

Attendance Allowance

 

 

BENEFITS GUIDES AND ADVICE:

 

D.W.P.: "A Guide to E.S.A. - The Work Capability Assessment" (ESA214)

D.W.P.: "Limited Capability for Work Questionnaire" (ESA50)

D.W.P.: E.S.A. & J.S.A. Appeal Form (GL24)

E.S.A. Points System

P.I.P. Points System

Swindon Carers: Welfare Benefits

Health & Safety for Disabled People and their Employers - Large Print
Health & Safety for Disabled Workers and People who work with them: An Easy Read Guide
HM Government: Keep Warm, Keep Well
Warm Front Application Form

 

 

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