Below are different benefits that you may be able to apply for.
If you need help filling in forms Contact A Family, Cerebra and the Carers Support Centre can help.
Have a look at our 'Advice and Support' page to find out about organisations in Bristol.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who is under 16 and has problems walking or needs more looking after than a child of the same age who doesn’t have a disability. It includes a care part and a mobility part.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you’re aged 16 to 64.
Carer’s Allowance is money to help you look after someone who needs a lot of care.
If you’re ill or disabled, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers you financial support if you’re unable to work and personalised help so that you can work if you’re able to.
Carer’s Credit is a National Insurance credit you could get if you’re caring for someone for at least 20 hours a week.
You may be able to get a council tax discount if someone in your household has a ‘severe mental impairment’.
You may be able to get an extra amount of tax credit if you have a disability or a child with a disability.
You may be able to get an extra amount of tax credit if you have a child with a disability.
Disabled Student Allowance is available for higher education (for example University) students living in England.
You may be able to get help to cover the cost of prescriptions, depending on your circumstances.
Your council tax bill may be reduced if you live in a property where changes have been made to help a resident child or adult who has a disability.
You may be able to get help paying your housing costs, depending on your circumstances.
There is information on the benefits you may be entitled to on government's website.
There is also information available from Bristol City Council about benefits available for Disabled People and Carer.
If you know of any benefits that should be on this list please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or using our feedback form.
This page has information for residents in the City of Bristol. Find out about what other Local Authorities do.
Last Update 1 December 2016 by Findability Team.
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