This page contains links to helpful information relating to claiming disability or chronic illness related benefits in the UK. We also supply details on benefits which may be available to individuals caring for a disabled person.
The Disability Living Allowance
This section focuses on the Disability Living Allowance (DLA for short): a tax-free benefit paid for individuals who need help with personal care or who have walking difficulties because of mental or physical disability.
The Attendance Allowance
Here you will find guides to aspects of the Attendance Allowance (AA for short): a tax-free benefit available for those over the age of 64 who need help with personal care because of mental or physical disability.
The Carer's Allowance
Please use the links below to find the information you need regarding claims for the Carer's Allowance. This is a benefit to which an individual is entitled if they look after a disabled person.
- General guide to the Carer's Allowance.
- Specific information about the Carer's Allowance and the 35 hour rule.
- Claiming the Carer's Allowance if you are in full or part-time education.
- Claiming Carer's Allowance and Taking a Break.
- How receipt of other benefits affect an individual's claim for the Carer's Allowance.
- Applying for the Carer's Allowance.
- How your earning affect your ability to claim the Carer's Allowance.
- Living in the UK and applying for the Carer's Allowance - the Residence and Presence Test.