Below are some examples
of what you may be entitled to. However the rates do change from time to time.
Please bear this in mind when looking at the amounts listed as some will increase
accordingly as changes in the economy take effect. For the latest rates
click on the link below. It will take you to the DSS - A to Z benefits
and services index page. From there you can find out the relevant information
that you require and the latest rates as they list them.
Premiums; These are paid extra to normal rates. For example, if you are disabled and receiving income support, you should be getting extra per week. If severely disabled, extra as well.
Additionally, you can still be entitled to a carers allowance if you are offering support of some kind to another disabled person. Providing they are receiving the highest care component of DLA. The fact that you are disabled will not exclude you from this.
An important fact is claiming for DLA, as the extra disability premiums are automatic if you receive this benefit. The application for DLA is notoriously difficult and many are put off applying while many more are rejected because they do not know how to answer the applications questions. See our DLA PAGE for more information about this.
To know more about your entitlements and the sometimes hidden bits, phone Benefits Agency on 0800 882200 and ask for IS 20 (A guide to Income Support). The local Post Office will have booklets NI 196 and FB2 though you can also ask for these from the same phone number.
If you feel that you are not getting your full entitlement and cannot find the help needed or understand it at all. The number above can also help for further information. There are starting to appear self help groups and independent advisers who will analyse and take your case on for increased benefits. You can phone Citizens Advice Bureaux to see if they know anyone or click here to see a list of CAB's in UK
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