Disability Living Allowance

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit provided to help support children under 16 who have care and mobility needs greater than those of a child of the same age who does not have a disability.

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Carers Allowance

Carer’s Allowance is a taxable benefit to help people who look after someone who is disabled. You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person that you care for. However you must report any change in your circumstances if you’re claiming or have applied for Carer’s Allowance, such as getting a job or taking a break from caring.

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Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a monthly payment for people who are on low income or are out of work.

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Direct Payments

Following an assessment, a person with a disability will be awarded a Personal Budget. This is an indicative amount of money, which is given by the Local Authority (and other funding streams), to meet the individual's identified care and support needs. It can be received in two ways.

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Local Support Payments

Local support payments are emergency funds provided by the Local Authority due to an emergency or crisis or to help remain or settle into a community. This is part of a national government initiative to hand over the responsibility of crises loans to Local Authorities and organisations.

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Tax Credit

Tax credits are payments from the government. If you’re responsible for at least one child (under the age of 16) or young person (under the age of 20 in education/training) who normally lives with you, you may qualify for Child Tax Credit. If you work, but earn low wages, you may qualify for Working Tax Credit.

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Housing Benefits And Grants

Housing benefit and grants.

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Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) is an act of Parliament defining the ways in which information about living people may be legally used and handled. The fundamental principles of DPA 1998 specify that personal data must: be processed fairly and lawfully.

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