From Child to Adult - a guide to disability, transition and family finance

As young disabled people turn 16, 17, 18 or 19 they become entitled to benefits and support in their own right. What they're entitled to may, or may not, depend on whether they're still in education, are job seeking or claiming benefits as the young adult they now are. Parents' and carers' benefits and tax credits can depend not only on the student or employment status of their disabled sons or daughters and their other children but also on what their disabled offspring are claiming.

In some instances all that parents, carers and disabled young people need to know is what to claim when. Sometimes there are choices to be made. Depending on the family circumstances, sometimes it will be more  advantageous for a young person to claim their own benefits. Sometimes the family will be better off if parents or carers continue to claim for the young people as their dependants. 

 

Who to contact

Telephone
020 7153 1230
Email
advice@workingfamilies.org.uk
Website
Working Families 

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