DementiaRoadmap Wales

Promoting living well with dementia across Wales

Benefits for people affected by dementia

April 11 2019

The Alzheimer’s Society website provides information about a number of benefits that may be available to you. This includes details on what and how you can claim.

If you’re living with dementia, you may be entitled to a disability benefit. These include:

  • Attendance allowance (AA)
  • Personal independence payment (PIP) (this replaces Disability living allowance (DLA)).

If you care for someone with dementia you may be able to claim Carer’s Allowance.

If you are working age you may be entitled to claim Universal Credit. This may involve attending a work capability assessment. Universal credit includes housing benefit and tax credits.

If you are on a low income you may be able to get cold weather payments or winter fuel payments.

If you are retirement age you can claim state pension and pension credit if it is not enough to live off.

For more information on benefits, criteria and how to claim, visit the Alzheimer’s Society website:

http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/legal-financial/benefits-dementia#content-start

 

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