Benefits for people affected by dementia

If you are living with dementia, or caring for someone with the condition, you may be eligible for some benefits if dementia affects your ability to work, or if you have extra costs because of it. 

We know that understanding which benefits you may be entitled to and how to claim can be a stressful experience. If you'd like dementia support, please call our support line on 0333 150 3456

Help with paying for care

For advice about Attendance allowance (AA), Personal independence payment (PIP) and Disability living allowance (DLA). 

For advice about Carer’s allowance and Carer’s credit.

Help with boosting income

For advice about Universal credit and Employment and support allowance (ESA).

For advice about State pension and Pension credit.

Help with paying bills

For advice about Income support, cold weather payments, funeral costs, and schemes to reduce medical costs.

For advice about Support for mortgage interest (SMI), Housing benefit and Council tax support.

How to claim benefits

Benefits you may be entitled to and how to apply.

Learn more

Please note: This page lists benefits available in England and Wales. It does not include information about every available benefit. It’s a good idea to get a benefits check from a benefits adviser in your area – see Age UK or Citizens Advice.

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