Find out which benefits you might be able to claim

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What are benefits?

Benefits are things some people can apply for to give them money to help to pay for things like personal care, housing, and getting out and about.

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You have to apply for benefits as the government only gives the benefit money to people who meet certain standards or conditions.

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There are different kinds of benefits you can apply for depending on your own personal needs.

How much money in benefit payments could I get?

Benefit calculators

The government recommend some useful benefit calculators where you can check to see what you could be entitled to.


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Need more information about benefits?

You can call our Learning Disability Helpline or, if you want to speak to a local adviser about the benefits you may be entitled to, visit the 'Find a local benefit adviser' page on the website .

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