Benefits can help cover the extra costs of disability for disabled people and their families.

The main disability benefits are:

Other state benefits

Some benefits and tax credits are not just for disabled people but may provide extra money if you have a low income.

Knowing which benefits are right for you is hard. You must meet certain conditions. If you don't get what you think you should get, you may have to attend an appeal or tribunal.

Sadly, many of the independent services that help struggle to meet the demand. But failing to claim a benefit may mean you miss out on other help. For example, some grants depend on you being entitled to certain benefits.

As well as applying for benefits, you can try raising funds from charities.

DIAL is an independent network of local disability information and advice services, run by and for disabled people.

Check your benefits

Use the Turn2us online benefits checker to help you identify what you may be entitled to.