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Apply for health and social benefits

All of the benefits below are managed and paid for by central government. We have provided links to apply for the benefit or to find out further information.

Attendance Allowance

You can apply for Attendance Allowance if you are aged 65 years or over and are physically or mentally disabled. Attendance Allowance can help to pay for personal care costs. See more information and apply via the GOV.uk attendance allowance page

Carer's Allowance

You can apply for Carer's Allowance if you are aged 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone. See more information and apply via the GOV.uk carers allowance page

Disability Living Allowance for children (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance is for disabled children under 16 years of age. See more information and apply via the GOV.uk DLA page

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

You can apply for Employment and Support Allowance if you have an illness or disability which affects your ability to work. See more information and apply via the GOV.uk ESA page

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

You can apply for Personal Independence Payments if you are aged 16 to 64. Personal Independence payments  help to pay towards some of the extra costs caused by a disability or long-term ill health. See more information and apply via the GOV.uk PIP page.