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Benefits round up – April 2019

16.04.19

April is always a time of change in the world of welfare benefits. So, it seems a good time to focus on what has changed and tell you about other helpful bits of information for the coming benefits year. Benefits increases The good news is that some benefits have increased from April 2019. Not all


Downs Syndrome Benefits and Work

18.03.19

By Jayne Knights To coincide with Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week 18th – 24th March, this blog concentrates its benefits beady eye on how people with Down’s Syndrome can work without sabotaging or losing any benefits they receive. The benefit rules, of course, apply to anyone, people with Down’s Syndrome are just as likely to be


Benefits for children with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

16.01.19

In this blog we are going to look at Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children (under 16 years of age) with autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). DLA is the only benefit specifically available to children with autism. However, once DLA is in payment, it may mean that their parent/carer can claim Carer’s Allowance in