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  • National insurance contributions (NIC)

    National insurance is a tax on your earnings that goes into the National Insurance Fund which pays for various benefits. This guide covers some basic information about NIC.

  • Disabled Facilities Grants (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

    You may be able to get a Disabled Facilities Grant from your local authority for work to your home so you can live an independent life.

  • Help from the local council if you are ill, injured or have a disability

    If you have an illness or a disability, you may need help to continue living at home. For example, you may need someone to come in and help with personal things like washing, dressing. Or you might need equipment to help with mobility or daily tasks. These services can be p...

  • Help from the local council if you are a carer

    As a carer, you have the right to have your own needs assessed by your local council. This could be as part of the assessment of the person you are caring for or in your own right.

  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

    Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) is for people who are disabled because of an accident at work, or who have certain diseases caused by their work (but not if this is self-employment) IIDB is a no fault scheme paid by Department for Work and Pensions.

  • Travel costs: People with disabilities and carers

    If you have disabilities or are a carer you may be entitled to free or discounted travel on public transport. If you are a driver you may be entitled to an exemption from paying road tax, and to a blue badge which gives you parking concessions.

  • Personal Independence Payment - PIP and Other Help

    Other help you can get when you're getting Personal Independence Payment.

  • Incapacity Benefit

    Incapacity Benefit is money for people who cannot work because they are sick or disabled. You cannot make a new claim for Incapacity Benefit. This is because Incapacity Benefit has been replaced by Employment and Support Allowance.

  • Work Capability Assessment

    The Work Capability Assessment is used to decide whether or not you are fit for work for ESA and Universal Credit.

  • Challenging Department for Work and Pensions benefit decisions

    If you think a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefit decision is wrong, you may be able to: - Ask for an explanation - Have the decision looked at again - Appeal against the decision. This guide takes you through these options.