Money, benefits and SEND
Applying for SEND benefits
There are benefits you can apply for if you are:
- caring for a child or young person with special educational needs or a disability (SEND)
- a young person with SEND who is over 16
There are also universal benefits, which means they can be claimed by anyone who is eligible. But you may get more money from universal benefits if you have SEND, or are caring for someone with SEND.
Benefits help and advice
Working out if you can get benefits and filling in application forms is often difficult.
Children with SEND may also need to be assessed to get some benefits, which makes the process more complicated.
If you need expert help or advice, you can speak to:
- Contact charity for families with disabled children helpline: 0808 808 3555
- Citizens Advice: enter your postcode on the Citizens Advice website to find your local branch