There may be other benefits or grants that you can apply for.
You can find more information, check your eligibility and claim for Benefits via Gov.uk (external link).
There are also several organisations in and around Croydon that offer advice on benefits and managing your money.
You can find details of organisations in the Local Offer directory, within the Money and benefits section.
Access to work
Access to work funding is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions to support young people and adults with learning difficulties or disabilities into employment. The funding is for equipment or additional support you may need so you can work. You can find more…
You may be entitled to a Carer's Allowance to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs. You do not need to be related to or live with the person you care for. You can find more information, check your eligibility and apply via…
Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit that helps with the extra costs you may face if you are disabled. DLA is a tax-free benefit made up of two components (or parts): Care component Mobility component You can claim for DLA for children, whether you…
Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)
A disabled facilities grant is available for a range of work that will help a disabled person remain in their home, for those in private or housing association properties. You can find more information on the Disabled facilities grant section of Croydon Council’s website (external link). …
Disabled Student's Allowance (DSA)
Young people studying or intending to study in higher education can apply for a Disabled Student's Allowance, to cover some of the extra costs you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or other disability. You can get the allowances on top…
Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
Employment Support Allowance is for young people who are ill or are disabled. It offers you financial support if you are unable to work, or personalised help so that you can work if you are able to. It is provided by the Department for Work…
EHC plans and personal budgets
This guidance is about personal budgets for children and young people who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC plan). What is a personal budget? A personal budget is an allocation of money available from Croydon Council or Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group to fund…
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Personal Independence Payments will be replacing the Disability Living Allowance and is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions. It can help you with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you're aged 16 to 64. The amount…
Getting the right benefits
You can find more information on benefits or grants you may be able to claim within the Money and benefits section of the Local Offer directory, or via Gov.uk by clicking the following external links: Access to work Disablity Living Allowance - Adults Disability Living…