Money, grants and benefits
If you have Parkinson's or care for someone who does, you may have concerns about how you will manage financially. But there is support available, so it's important to find out what you're entitled to.
Grants and benefits
To find out what benefits and grants you're entitled to, you can:
- read our information about the different types of benefits available, using the links above or by downloading our general benefits information
- call our helpline on 0808 800 0303 or contact your Parkinson's local adviser
- use the online Turn2us Benefits Calculator and Grants Search Tools to check what you can claim
You can also contact:
Benefits and Parkinson's
Janet has Parkinson's and relies on her specially built car to help her get around. But when her mobility allowance was stopped, she thought she might lose her car.
Over the next few years, Universal Credit will replace 6 existing means-tested benefits with a single monthly payment.
Personal Independence Payment
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has replaced Disability Living Allowance for people between the ages of 16 and 64. If you are aged 65 or over and have care or supervision needs, you may be able to claim Attendance Allowance instead.
Employment and Support Allowance
You may be eligible for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) if your ability to work is limited because of ill health or disability.
Helpline and local advisers
Our helpline and Parkinson's local advisers are here to answer any questions you have about money, grants and benefits.
Call us on 0808 800 0303.