Limb Loss Legal Panel
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Information on Welfare Benefits has been supplied for the benefit of amputees and the limb loss community. It is provided to help you understand some of the disability benefits that may apply to you.
These may not be the only benefits that you could claim. For more information on the full range of disability related benefits, visit the Government’s website by clicking here.
Disability benefits finder
The information below lists the main benefits that could be claimed by an individual with limb loss. If you feel that one of the benefits listed below may be relevance to you, click on the link to access more detailed information about that benefit.
Do you have ill health or a disability?
If you are:
- Aged 65 or over;
- Having difficulty with your personal care;
- Not already receiving Personal Independence Payment or Disability Living Allowance
then you could consider claiming Attendance Allowance
Personal Independence Payment
If you are:
- Aged 16 – 64 at first point of claim
- Having difficulty with your daily living or mobility
then you could consider claiming Personal Independence Payment
Disability Living Allowance
- Are aged between birth and 64 at first point of claim (New claims only allowed for children living in UK or adults living in Northern Ireland);
- Have difficulty with your personal care or mobility;
- Are unable to work due to ill health or disability
then you could consider claiming Disability Living Allowance.
(NB. Current claimants will be expected to claim Personal Independence Payment at some point.)
Are you unable to work due to ill-health or disability?
Statutory Sick Pay
- You are an employee who is off work through sickness
- You are not self employed
then you could consider claiming Statutory Sick Pay
Employment and Support Allowance
- You are aged 16 – pension age;
- Your ability to work is limited through ill health or disability
- You are not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay
then you could consider claiming Employment and Support Allowance
Are you a carer?
if you are:
- Aged 16 or over;
- Care for a severely disabled person for 35 or more hours per week;
Then you could consider claiming Carers Allowance
Council Tax / Rates
Ways to reduce Council Tax / Rates
- The Disability Reduction Scheme;
- The Discount Scheme;
- Council Tax / Rate Reduction
For further details please click here
Useful Information factsheet
- Help with travel
- Adaptation grants
- VAT relief
- Cinema card
- Radar Key
For further details click here