Newham

People who are disabled and their carers

You may qualify for benefits if you are disabled or a carer of someone who is disabled.

Employment and Support Allowance

Employment and Support Allowance is a regular payment you may be able to get if you are not working because you are sick or disabled. If you are able to work, it also provides support to help you get a suitable job and be better off.
 

Incapacity Benefit

Incapacity Benefit has now been replaced by Employment and Support Allowance and you can no longer start a new claim.

More information on Incapacity Benefit
 


Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit 

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit is a regular payment you may be able to get if you are sick or disabled because of something that happened in connection with your work.

Disability Living Allowance

Disability Living Allowance has now been replaced by Personal Independence Payment for people aged 16 to 64.  You can make a new claim for Disability Living Allowance only if you are claiming for a child under 16.
 


Disability Living Allowance for Children

Disability Living Allowance for Children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who is under 16 and has difficulty walking and/or need more looking after than a child of the same age.
 

Personal Independence Payment 

Personal Independence Payment may can help with some of the extra costs caused by long term ill health or disability if you are aged 16 to 64.

Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a regular payment you may be able to get if you are 65 or over and need help caring for yourself.


Disabled Students' Allowance

Disabled Students' Allowance is a grant that you may be able to get if you are in higher education (degree course of above) and have extra course costs because of your disability.


Independent Living Fund

Independent Living Fund payments are no longer available for new claims.
More information on the Independent Living Fund.
 

Severe Disablement Allowance

Severe Disablement Allowance payments are no longer available for new claims.
More information on Severe Disablement Allowance.
 


Self Directed Support

If you need a social care service, you may be able to get payments from the council, buy what you choose, in place of some or all of your usual care services.


Blue Badge

You may be able to get a Blue Badge if you have severe mobility problems, it helps you to park close to where you are going.


Freedom Pass

Freedom Pass can give you free travel on almost all public transport in London if you are older or disabled.


Disabled Facilities Grant

Disabled Facilities Grant is a grant you may be able to get towards the cost of making changes to your home so you can carry on living there.


Access to Work

Access to Work may be able to give you and your employer advice and help with extra costs, such as for specialist equipment, if your health or disability affects the way you work.
 

Work Choice

Work Choice may be able to help if your disability means you need specialised one-to-one support, more than you can get under Access to Work, to help you find or keep a job.
 

Support in finding work

If you have been living in Newham for a year or more, you may be able to get help and support through Workplace, a recruitment organisation that ensures local people benefit from local jobs.
You can also search online for jobs using the Universal Jobmatch tool.
 
 
 

Carers Allowance

Carers Allowance is a regular payment you may get if you look after someone who is disabled.
The Carer’s Allowance Unit is a dedicated part of the Department for Work and Pensions that can answer any questions you have about this benefit.

 


Self Directed Support

If you need a social care service, you may be able to get payments from the council, to buy what you choose, in place of some or all of your usual care services.


Support in finding work

If you have been living in Newham for a year or more and want to find work that you can fit round your caring, you may be able to get help and support from Workplace.

Workplace is a recruitment organisation that makes sure local people benefit from local jobs. An adviser can discuss your specific job requirements with you.
You can also search online for jobs using the Universal Jobmatch tool.

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