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Applying for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in England and Wales

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit replacing the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16 to 64 with a long-term illness or disability. Find out more about PIP or use the...


Financial assistance for those with mobility issues in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Veterans who struggle with mobility due to age, illness or injury can get support from several organisations. Typically, you may receive financial assistance to purchase mobility aids such as a...


Mobility - Other Organisations that can help

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity ABF The Soldiers’ Charity offer a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when in need. They can provide grants and financial support to...


Care - Other organisations that can help

Age UK Age UK's vision is to make the UK a great place to grow older. We do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways, including projects for veterans. The Age UK network...


Living aids, equipment and adaptations in England and Wales

If you have an illness or disability, you may need adaptations to help you live independently in your own home. To apply, contact your local authority for an assessment of your needs, and they will...


Applying for disability benefits - Other organisations that can help

Age UK Age UK's vision is to make the UK a great place to grow older. We do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways, including projects for veterans. The Age UK network...


Blue Badge scheme in England

The Blue Badge scheme grants special parking badges to people who are registered blind and/or have serious walking difficulties. The badges allow you to park your vehicles close to facilities such as...


Carers and Direct Payment Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 - How does this affect you?

If you are a carer in Northern Ireland, your rights are protected by the Carers and Direct Payment Act 2002. This legislation covers employment rights, the right to an assessment of your needs and...


The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 - How does this affect you?

The Carers (Scotland) Act was implemented on 1 April 2018 with the aim to support carers’ health and wellbeing and help make caring more sustainable. The new legislation places responsibility on...


The Care Act 2014 – How does this affect you?

The Care Act 2014 was fully implemented in April 2015. It affects people who use social care services, or who may need to use them in the future. The act also covers people who fund their own care...