Health and social care benefits
These benefits are managed and paid by central government.
For more information please use the links below that take you to the relevant pages on Gov.uk.
Attendance Allowance is a tax-free benefit for people aged 65 or over who need someone to help look after them because they are physically or mentally disabled. Find out if you are eligible and how to claim.
- Attendance Allowance - Gov.uk website
Carer's Allowance is a taxable benefit to help people who look after someone who is disabled. You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person that you care for.
- Carers Allowance - Gov.uk website
Personal Independence Payment (replacing Disability Living Allowance)The Personal Independence Payment is for disabled people aged 16 to 64.
- Personal Independence Payment - Gov.uk website
Employment and Support Allowance
Employment and Support Allowance replaces Incapacity Benefit and Income Support that is paid because of an illness or disability for new claimants from 27 October 2008. If you are already receiving Incapacity Benefit, you will continue to get it as long as you are eligible.
- Employment and Support Allowance - Gov.uk website
Help with health costs
Most National Health Service (NHS) treatment is free but there can be charges for some things. You may be able to get help with NHS health costs if for example you're on a low income.
- Get help with health costs - NHS Choices website
If you can't work because of illness or disability you may be able to get Incapacity Benefit (IB), a weekly payment for people under State Pension age.
- Incapacity Benefit - Gov.uk website