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Jobseeker’s allowance (JSA)

Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) is a benefit for people who are unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week and are seeking work. There are two forms of this benefit: contribution-based JSA and income-based JSA. Disability Rights UK Factsheet F46

Universal credit (UC)

Universal credit is a new means-tested benefit that will eventually replace the following current means-tested benefits: child tax credit; housing benefit; income-related employment and support allowance; income-based jobseeker’s allowance; income support; and working tax credit Other benefits (eg disability living allowance and personal independence payment) will remain largely unchanged by

Employment and support allowance (ESA)

What is ESA You can get ESA if your ability to work is limited by ill health or disability. ESA has two parts, contributory ESA and income-related ESA. You may receive either one of these, or both together, depending on your circumstances. Disability Rights UK Factsheet F31

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Personal independence payment (PIP) is a new benefit for people who need help taking part in everyday life or who find it difficult to get around. It replaces disability living allowance for people between the ages of 16 and 64 inclusive. Disability Rights UK Factsheet F60

Attendance allowance (AA)

You can claim attendance allowance if you are disabled, are aged 65 or over and need help to look after yourself. There are two rates of payment, a lower rate and a higher rate. Attendance allowance is tax free and not means tested You do not actually have to be

Child Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Your child can claim disability living allowance (DLA) if he or she is under 16, disabled and needs extra help to look after themselves or has difficulty walking or getting around. DLA is not means tested. There are two components to DLA: the care component, which has three rates of