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The Main Disability benefits are

 Disability Living Allowance (DLA)     

This is a tax-free benefit that you can get if you need help getting around and/or looking after yourself because you are ill, disabled or terminally ill. You must claim before you reach age 65.

You can also claim Disability Living Allowance for an ill or disabled child.

More information about Disability Living Allowance
     

Attendance Allowance (AA)

This is a tax-free benefit for people aged 65 or over who have an illness or disability and need help with personal care and for those who claimed DLA before this age

More information about Attendance Allowance


Incapacity Benefit (IB)

If you can't work because of illness or disability you may be able to get Incapacity Benefit. This is a weekly payment for people who have become incapable of work while under State Pension age.
Attendance Allowance is not normally affected by any savings or income you may have.
You may get Attendance Allowance if you:
Have a physical or mental disability, or both
Disability is severe enough for you to need help caring for yourself
Are aged 65 or over when you claim
If you are under age 65, you may be able to get Disability Living Allowance. 
        
More information about Incapacity Benefit
   

 
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