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Disability and sickness benefits

If you tell us you are currently receiving a disability or sickness benefit we will ask you which benefit you claim on the disability benefits page, if you are claiming Employment and Support Allowance this will be captured on the 'Benefits you currently receive' page.

If you tell us you recently received a disability or sickness benefit (within the last 6 months but are no longer receiving it) and work 16 or more hours - if you are currently receiving tax credits we will ask later in the calculator if you qualify for the Working Tax Credit disability element.

If you tell us you are ill or disabled but not claiming a disability or sickness benefit, the calculator cannot tell you if you are eligible for disability benefits but will provide information about eligibility and how to claim Personal Independence Payment, Adult Disability Payment (in Scotland) or Attendance Allowance, depending on your age.

Where to get further help?

For general information about disability and sickness related benefits please visit one of the sites on our more advice page.

For information on the rules used in the calculator to work out eligibility to disability related allowances or premiums, see disability premiums in benefits.