Many people with a learning disability access money and benefits in order to be independent and to live the life they choose.

But the benefits system is a very complex area and it is constantly changing.

We have produced a series of easy read guides, which explain the main issues that you might face.

If you have a learning disability, please read and download the guides below to help you make decisions on the issues that matter to you.

If you are a family member or carer of a person with a learning disability, you can use the guides by downloading them, printing them off and going through them together with the person you support.

Types of benefits - an introduction

Take a look at the following resources about different types of benefits:


Other ways to get the support you need

Contact the Learning Disability Helpline for advice and information about what support we can offer you.

Or why not take a look at FamilyHub? This is our online community for parents and family carers of people with a learning disability, and is a place for sharing experiences, advice and support.

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