Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – once you turn 16, you will need to apply for PIP, this will replace Disability Living Allowance.
New Style Employment Support Allowance - if you are ill or have a health condition or disability that limits your ability to work, you may be able to get New Style Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
Universal Credit – a monthly payment to help with living costs
Financial help to support you with education, training, and employment
Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to get support with further education courses. Further Education (FE) includes any study after secondary education that’s not part of higher education.
Access to work is a publicly funded employment support programme that aims to help more disabled people start or stay in work.
Further information can be found in the Preparing for Adulthood section
Financial help to support you with your health and well-being
Find out more about the links between money and your mental health. Mind has got some practical tips on managing money and improving your mental health.
Advice and support for Carers - Carers UK - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
If you have a carer, they may be entitled to the following support:
- Carer's Allowance if they care for you for at least 35 hours a week and you get certain benefits
- Carer's Credit if they care for you for at least 20 hours a week