Welfare Benefits

Below you can find a list of welfare benefits that our team can help you or someone you know access. Please get in touch with your GP surgery and ask for your Care Advisor if you would like support on any of the below.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help with extra living costs if you have both:

  • A long-term physical or mental health condition or disability.

  • Difficulty doing certain everyday tasks or getting around because of your condition.

You can get PIP even if you’re working, have savings or are getting most other benefits.

Find out more: Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Attendance Allowance (AA)

Attendance Allowance helps with extra costs if you have a disability severe enough that you need someone to help look after you.

Find out more: Attendance Allowance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Carer’s Allowance

  • You could get £67.60 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits.
  • You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.
  • You do not get paid extra if you care for more than one person.
  • If someone else also cares for the same person as you, only one of you can claim Carer’s Allowance.

Find out more: Carer’s Allowance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly.

You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income, out of work or you cannot work.

Find out more: Universal Credit – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)