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Access to Work Grants

An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you: • start working • stay in work • move into self-employment or start a business The grant is not for business start-up…

Benefits Cap

You’re not affected by the benefit cap if anyone in your household qualifies for Working Tax Credit or gets any of the following benefits: Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Employment and Support Allowance (if they are in the Support Group) and others not directly…

Benefits post 16

  Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Due to changes in the benefit system once your child reaches 16 they may not be able to renew their claim for DLA.  Instead they will need to claim the new benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The government has produced a…

Council Tax

Council Tax Benefit will no longer exist from 1 April 2013, instead you can apply for Council Tax Reduction. You’ll get money off your Council Tax bill if you qualify for Council Tax Reduction. You can apply for Council Tax Reduction whether you own your…

Direct Payments

Information for disabled children age 0-18 (Children’s Social Care)  

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) Adaptations in Hampshire

A Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) is available to anyone in the UK who is confirmed by a medical professional as having a permanent and substantial disability. In Hampshire a child or young person will need to be assessed by a Hampshire Children's Services Occupational Therapist (OT)…

Disabled Students Allowances (DSA)

  Disabled Students' Allowances are extra money for higher education students who are studying at university or college. DSAs are not intended to pay for disability-related costs that you would have whether you were a student or not, such as personal care support. You can…

DLA Appeals

For Disabled Living Allowance (DLA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and other entitlements administered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), an extra process has been introduced from 28th October 2013. This has not been widely publicised and has been taking some families by surprise.…

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  Who can claim? You can claim Employment Support Allowance if: you have a long term illness or disability affects your ability to work. you’re employed, self-employed, unemployed or a student on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP). you are 16 or over…

Housing Benefit

What is housing benefit? Housing Benefit can pay for part or all of your rent. Who can get housing benefit? You could get Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent if you’re on a low income. How much you get depends on your income…
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