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 changes to the welfare benefits system.
- You may be able to claim benefits if you are too unwell to work, on a low income or have care or mobility needs.
- We suggest you get your benefits checked if you have a change in circumstances. This will make sure you get what you are entitled to.
- If you have difficulties with benefits you should get advice and support from a welfare rights adviser.
This section covers:
- How do I check my benefit entitlement?
- Universal Credit
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Jobseekers Allowance
- Income Support
- Incapacity Benefit
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Statutory Sick Pay
- Working Tax Credit
- Personal Independence Payment
- Housing Benefit
- Support with Mortgage Interest
- Council Tax Support and discounts
- The Social Fund
These pages are created by Rethink Mental Illness' Advice and Information Service. Last reviewed in August 2016. Next reviewed August 2019.
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