Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire can help with fuel bills. Click icon to find out more.
Carers FIRST is the new name for Carers connect. Click icon for their welfare benefits page.
More broadly, to find out how Carers FIRST fits in with Lincolnshire carers service see our Support for carers* page.
Disability living allowance
Contact has several pages about benefits. The Disability Living Allowance (DLA) page may be the most interesting. It is the main benefit for children under 16 with a condition or disability.
The DLA page links to detailed guidance on filling in the application form. Click icon to browse. The videos offer guidance about filling in the form. It may be worth spending some time on them.new
Cereba covers autism, among other things. It has a DLA guide too. It offers many tips on filling in the form.new
See also Money 16+
If a child or young person has an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, or who has been assessed as needing an EHC plan, then a personal budget can be requested. Click icon for the Lincolnshire council web page.
Contact has a web page about personal budgets for care and support.
(See also an NHS guide to personal health budgets. They are different to personal budgets.)
Wide ranging guide
This guide for parents of disabled children covers all aspects financial help. You may want to know what financial help may be available to your child and what arrangements may need to be made to manage the finances from birth and as he/she gets older.
Tap button to download, then open in PDF viewer.
Turn2us is a national UK charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially. Click icon to browse. Look out for their benefits calculator.
- UK government website has: DLA for children
- For information about Carers Allowance see: NHS Government.
Housing benefits or Council tax support may be available if someone in your household is on a low income. Click icon for specifics.
Family fund provides grants to low-income families with disabled children. Apply using their online family portal. For more information click on the icon.
A representative travelled from their office in York to attend a Lincolnshire Parent Carer Council coffee morning in Grantham, in 2012, to promote the scheme.