Welfare benefits and mental illness
- 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.
We know that money and mental health problems often go hand in hand. That’s why Rethink Mental Illness, as part of Mental Health UK, have set up a new website. It will help you understand, manage and improve your mental and financial health. You can find a wide range of information to help you with your benefits. Just visit www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org to find out more.
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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