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For people over 65, to help you manage independently at home. Attendance allowance helps towards the extra cost of living for disabled and frail older people.
Do you look after a disabled person or frail older person for 35 or more hours a week? This can include time watching over them. If so, you may be entitled to carer’s allowance.
For people under 65, who are disabled, or have long-term health problems. Disability living allowance (DLA) helps to pay for the extra costs of disability, and enables people to live independently at home.
ESA is a benefit that may be paid to working age people who are unable to work because of health problems.
If you are a low paid worker you may be entitled to working tax credit to top up your pay and housing and/or council tax benefits.
Pension credit and council tax benefit may be paid on top of your pension to supplement income from state pension, works pension, and interest from savings.
These are the larger advice services in Bristol which give advice not just about benefits, but also debt and money, housing, immigration, community care and other legal issues:
- Avon and Bristol Law Centre 0117 924 8662
- Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau 0844 499 4718
- North Bristol Advice Centre 0117 951 5751
- St Paul’s Advice Centre 0117 955 2981
- South Bristol Advice Service 0117 985 1122
- Benefits information on the GOV.UK website
- More information about tax credits on the HMRC website
- Benefits check on the Turn2Us website
For specialist local debt advice call the Bristol Debt Advice Centre on 0117 954 3996.