Benefits and other ways of funding the extra costs of being disabled
If you are disabled, you could get disability benefits, grants and advice about money.
Help with travel
You can apply to your local authority for a disabled person’s bus pass. A Disabled Persons Railcard gives you up to one third off rail fares. If you travel for NHS treatment, you can apply for reasonable travel costs through the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme.
If you have the higher rate mobility for DLA or the enhanced rate mobility for PIP, you can lease a car under the The Motability Scheme. You have to contribute your entire mobility component, but then your only expense running the vehicle is fuel.
Help with the home
Your local authority can provide a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) if you need specialist equipment or make changes to your home.
- wider doorways and ramps
- stairlifts and a downstairs bathroom
- adapting lighting and heating controls
- specialist equipment for mobility or using the bathroom and kitchen
Some organisations provide grants for items not covered by your local authority or the government.
Search for grants
Last reviewed by Scope on: 05/10/2018