Resource Subject: Benefits and finance

The financial situation of UK families who care for a disabled child (2021).

How to make taking your child to hospital appointments and admissions better.

How to get help towards mortgage interest payments if you claim certain means-tested benefits.

What happens to benefits if your disabled child is in residential accommodation, or has overnight stays away from home.

Practical arrangements that need to be made after the devastating loss of a child.

What you need to know about Universal Credit (UC) – the new benefit for people of working age.

The financial situation of UK families who care for a disabled child (2018).

The financial situation of Northern Ireland families who care for a disabled child (2018).

Advice and information for parents about the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the benefit that replaces Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged between 16 and state pension age.

A letter for those in social housing affected by the introduction of the bedroom tax (or removal of the spare room subsidy).

How to claim Carers Allowance – the main benefit for carers.

How to access help from your local authority to help make caring for your disabled child easier.

A list of our guides for parents and professionals.

Independent evaluation of our helpline’s welfare rights project from 2016 to June 2018.

A list of charities that give education grants to families caring for a disabled child.

A template letter for those renting in the private sector under local housing allowance rules.

Guide to council tax discounts, support schemes and help available.

Independent evaluation of our helpline’s welfare rights project from 2016 to June 2018.