Please note that information regarding Disability Living Allowance has been removed from this page, as it has been replaced by the Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Attendance Allowance

This an allowance disabled people aged 65 or over who find it difficult to look after themselves. The person you care for might get it if they have dressing and washing difficulties. Unless they are terminally ill, this need must have existed for six months. It is not means tested and people do not have to have a Carer to claim this benefit.

Attendance Allowance Numbers
Helpline 08457 123456
Textphone 08457 224433

Incapacity Benefit

If the person being cared for cannot work because they are ill or disabled and have paid National Insurance contributions they may be able to claim Incapacity Benefit. Young people aged 16-20, or 20-25 in some circumstances, may qualify even if they have never worked and paid National Insurance. This is called Incapacity Benefit in Youth.

Jobcentre Plus Contact Centre
Telephone 0800 055 6688

Working Tax Credit

People aged 16 or over, are disabled and working 16 hours a week or more may be able to get Working Tax Credit, which tops up their earnings. Income Support may be available for people working less than 16 hours a week.

Working Tax Credit Helpline
Telephone 0845 300 3900