There are many other benefits and concessions, which you may qualify for so it is always best to get a full benefit check done regularly.
Contact a Family has a team of expert benefit advisers who can offer detailed, one-to-one advice to families with disabled children via their freephone helpline 0808 808 3555, 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Friday; free from UK landlines and UK mobiles. Call them to check that your family is getting the benefits you are entitled to.
The government intends to replace most of the means–tested benefits, eg Income Support and housing benefit with Universal Credit.
This is a new benefit replacing income and work-related benefits such as:
For more information about Universal Credits visit the Gov.uk website.
This grant helps low income households to become more energy efficient and have lower bills. If you are in receipt of:
With an old boiler, or one that’s not working, you can apply to install a new A-rated boiler for free.
The CEA Card allows you to obtain one free ticket for the person who is accompanying you to enable you to visit the cinema.
People, over the age of 8 years old, who receive one of the following benefits are eligible:
There is a yearly £6 administration fee for this card
For more information about the Cinema Exhibitors Association Card visit the CEA Card website.
You might be able to get free and confidential advice from Civil Legal Advice as part of Legal Aid.
You can get help from Civil Legal Advice for problems including:
For more information about Civil Legal Advice visit the GOV.uk website.
Is a payment for each seven day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March. You can get this payment if you receive a qualifying benefit.
For more information about cold weather payments visit the GOV.UK website.
You may be eligible if you are on a low income or claim benefits. Each local council runs its own scheme and the amount of discount you may get on your bill depends on:
For more information about Council Tax Reductions visit the GOV.UK website.
A scheme for disabled people to help them with council tax costs, by charging council tax on a lower valuation band.
To claim a reduction you must show that a disabled person lives in the property, and also that the property has at least one of the following:
For more information about the Council tax reduction scheme for disabled people (adult or child) visit the GOV.UK website.
You could get a grant if you are disabled and need to make changes to your home, for example to:
To be eligible for this grant you or someone living in your property must be disabled.
Either you or the person you are applying for must:
For more information about Disabled Facilities Grants visit the GOV.UK website.
A concessionary travel pass entitles you to free travel on all off-peak services (from 9.30am-11pm) Monday to Friday and at all times during weekends and Bank Holidays.
You are entitled to a disabled concessionary travel pass from Norfolk County Council if you are a Norfolk resident of bus fare paying age (five years old+) and have a permanent disability or one lasting at least 12 months.
If you need extra employment support because of a disability, your local Jobcentre Plus can put you in touch with one of their disability employment advisers (DEAs).
A disability employment adviser (DEA) at your local Jobcentre can help you find a job or gain new skills and tell you about disability friendly employers in your area.
For more information about disability employment advisers visit the Job Centre Guide website.
Is for those who pay rent and are on a low income. It may pay part or all of your rent depending upon your income and circumstances.
For more information about Housing benefits visit the GOV.UK website.
Is a means-tested benefit to help individuals or families on a low income and with savings below £16,000.
For more information about Income support visit the GOV.UK website.
If you are a homeowner getting either:
You may be able to get help towards interest payments on:
For more information about Support for Mortgage Interest visit the GOV.UK website.