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Discretionary Care Grant

The Discretionary Care Grant (replacing the Community Care Grant) is money to help with a family's need for community care. It is given to help a family under exceptional stress or to help them look after someone who is ill…

Discretionary Housing Payment

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) are for people receiving Housing Benefit who require further financial assistance with housing costs because their benefit does not cover their full rent. Anybody already in receipt of Housing Benefit who requires extra financial assistance with housing…

Down's Syndrome Association

The Down's Syndrome Association ia an organisation which aims to create the conditions that all people with Down's Syndrome need to live full and rewarding lives. This is the only national organisation focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down's Syndrome. The Association's…

EEA nationals - No Recourse to Public Funds advice

This Citizens Advice Bureau website offers advice EEA nationals looking for work. EEA nationals who come to the UK from abroad and want to claim certain benefits must satisfy the conditions of a test, known as the habitual residence test (HRT).…

Entitledto

This is an anonymous and free benefits calculation tool which may be able to help you  calculate your benefits. Any one can use this service to ensure they are claiming all the correct benefits. The user friendly calculator can:         gather your income, expenditure and benefit info in one…

Extra child tax credits for disabled children

Families with a disabled child or young person, who gets either disability living allowance (DLA), or personal independence payment (PIP) can claim additional child tax credits (CTCs).   A higher rate of CTC increases your income.  You can claim tax credits by calling the Tax Credit Helpline…

The Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 88,407 grants and services worth over £33 million to families across the UK. We believe that all families…

Free Early Education Places for Two-Year-Olds with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities

Some two year old children with special educational needs and / disabilities (SEND) are entitled to up to 15 hours of free early education for 38 weeks of the year from the term after their second birthday.  This normally runs until the child starts in…

Free Road Tax for People with a Disability

Vehicles exempt from vehicle excise duty or road tax.If you have a child aged three or over who qualifies for the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) mobility component at the higher rate, or receive enhanced rate mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)…

Free School Meals

Parents/carers eligible for free school meals could save themselves hundreds of pounds each year by applying.You need to contact your child's school direct. Children and young people can have free school meals, if their family is receiving:  income-based jobseeker's…