Welfare benefits and mental illness
This section looks at the different benefits that someone who is unwell may be able to claim. The government is making some changes to the welfare benefits system. This section is correct at the time of publication. If you would like further details of any of the benefits in this section you will find more information at www.gov.uk.
- If you are unwell and unable to work, on a low income or if you have care or mobility needs, you may be able to claim some benefits.
- When you have a change in circumstances we recommend you get a benefits check to make sure you receive what you are entitled to.
- If you have difficulties with benefits you should get advice and support from a welfare rights adviser.
These pages are created by Rethink Mental Illness Advice Service. Last reviewed September 2015, next review April 2016.
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