Welfare Benefits and managing your money
Managing your money and working out what benefits or tax credits you might be entitled to can be a complex task. Here is some information to help you.
Shine has developed these web pages to make understanding your money and rights to benefits a little easier.
We have included information regarding some of the financial help which is available. However, you can always seek advice from a reputable source, such as a Citizens Advice Bureau or other professional advice body or your Shine Support and Development Worker.
Please click on the buttons (below or on the side of this page) for more information and links on the following benefits:
- Moving from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
- Moving from Incapacity Benefit to Employment Support Allowance
- Attendance Allowance (if you are over 65 and have care needs)
- Carer’s Allowance (if you care for someone full time)
- Universal Credit
- Working Tax Credit - Disability Element
- Healthy Start vouchers and vitamins
- Understanding Direct Payments
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA) (if you have a child under 16 who has care or mobility needs)
- The benefit cap
- Financial planning for young people and their families
- Family Fund
- Challenging decisions for Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Where to go for more information or support
Please note: Changes to the benefits system in Northern Ireland are being introduced at different times to England and Wales.
Timetables of forthcoming changes can be found on the Disability Rights UK website W: www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help
Disclaimer: We do our best to ensure that the above information is correct, however changes in the law after November 2014 might affect the accuracy of some of the information. You should always check details regarding your welfare rights with a local advice centre or the Department for Work and Pensions.