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Benefits, grants and funding


Benefits, grants and tax credits

When someone with special educational needs and/or a disability turns 16, 17, 18, or 19 they become entitled to their own benefits and support.


Disabled facilities grants

A Disabled Facility Grant can help pay for home improvements so you can get about easier and remain safe in your house or flat.


Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children

The DLA rate depends on the level of help the child needs and your child may need an assessment to out what help they need.


Blue Badge scheme for disabled parking

A Blue Badge allows people with severe mobility difficulties to park near shops, stations and other facilities. The scheme is open to people who travel as a driver or as a passenger.


What benefits can I claim?

Use the Benefits Calculator to find out which welfare benefits you may be entitled to.
 

SEND consultations

Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK's largest charity providing grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

Plymouth Children's Gateway

The Gateway should be used if you need help, information or advice relating to a child (pre-birth to 18 years old) or up to 25 years old if the child has special educational needs and disabilities.

Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND (PIAS)

Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND (PIAS) provides information, advice and support relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) for parents, carers, children and young people within the Plymouth Local Authority area.

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