Help with Health Costs, Care Costs and Money Issues

Index of Guides on medical treatment costs, care costs, grants, concessions and other money issues for disabled people, those ill or elderly.

see also: Benefits and Allowances for Disabled People and Benefit Rates

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Appeal Against a Benefits Decision

Information on what you can do if you have applied for a social security benefit, but think a decision is ...
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Budgeting Loan from the Social Fund – A Guide

A Guide to an interest free Budgeting Loan from the Social Fund to help spread the cost of certain one-off ...
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Change in Circumstances – Affect on your DWP Benefits

Report any changes in your personal circumstances as it may affect your Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) disability benefits, ...
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Claiming UK Benefits Abroad

A Guide to claiming disability benefits and benefits and allowances for all when travelling abroad or living abroad. Also State ...
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Cold Weather Payment – 2019 to 2020

A Guide to Cold Weather Payments providing those on low income with help towards heating costs during periods of very ...
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Collecting Benefits – Disabled People – DWP

Helping a disabled or ill person who claims benefits (customer) collect or manage the money they are owed by the ...
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Community Care Grant from the Social Fund

A guide to Community Care Grants available to help people on low income (income support or income-based jobseeker’s allowance) get ...
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Crisis Loan – Social Fund – A Guide

A Guide to an interest free Crisis Loan from the Social Fund provided by the DWP (Department for Work and ...
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Debt Problems – Disabled People

Help if you’ve fallen into debt – resources for advice on debt problems and money issues for disabled people Claims ...
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Direct Payments – Disabled People

Payments for community care directly to disabled people who can then pay for the services they need themselves Direct payments ...
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Disabled Facilities Grant – Home Adaptations

A Guide and how to apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant from a local council which helps pay for adapting ...
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Entering the UK – Benefits, Pensions and Residency Rules

If you are returning after a period abroad and already getting a UK DWP benefit contact: International Pension Centre Tel: ...
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Free Eye Tests – Optical Vouchers

A Guide to entitlement to free NHS eye tests or optical vouchers for glasses or contact lenses and how to ...
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Going into Hospital – Welfare Benefits

A Guide to Welfare Benefits that may change when you go into and come out of hospital See also: Care ...
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Hospital Travel Expenses – A Guide

A guide to the help available with fares and travel expenses when visiting hospital or treatment centres Hospital Fares You ...
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Income Tax – State Benefits

How state and welfare benefits, allowances and savings are treated for tax purposes and tax on savings interest. For disabled ...
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Inland Revenue – Tax Credit Offices

Contact details for the Inland Revenue, Tax Credits Helpline and Tax Credit Office, which gives information about Working Tax Credit ...
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Medical Treatment Abroad – A Guide

A Guide to having your Medical Treatment Abroad. Planning your treatment and the Rules Applied. When going to another country ...
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NHS Dental Costs – 2019 to 2020

A guide to dental charges (1st April 2019 – 2020) and who can get free treatment or a reduction in ...
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NHS Prescriptions Charges – 2019 to 2020 – A Guide

A guide to prescription charges from April 2019 to 2020 for sick and disabled people in the UK. Information on ...
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NHS Wigs and Fabric Supports Costs – 2019 to 2020

Entitlement to free NHS wigs and fabric supports from April 2019 to 2020, help with the cost and how to ...
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Report Benefit Fraud

How to report benefit fraud by those falsely claiming, what benefit fraud is and the information you need to report ...
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The Social Fund – A Guide

If you are on low income, the Social Fund can help with funeral payments, maternity grants, crisis loans, budgeting loans, ...
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TV Licence Concessions – 75 or over and Blind People – Care Homes and Refunds

A guide to concessions for blind people and people in care homes and how to get a refund. A TV ...
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VAT Relief – Disabled People

Disabled people are entitled to VAT relief on products and services designed solely for the use of people with disabilities ...
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Warm Home Discount Scheme

Through the Warm Home Discount Scheme, energy companies are able to offer eligible households who may struggle with their energy ...
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Winter Fuel Payment – 2019-2020

A Guide to the Winter Fuel Payment, a lump sum for heating costs for the elderly and pensioners to help ...
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