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SEND benefits

SEND benefits

There are certain benefits you can apply for if you are:

There are also benefits both those with SEND or those caring for someone with SEND can apply for.

Universal benefits 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 for people with SEND

These benefits cannot be claimed by parents or carers of children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

They must be applied for by people with SEND.

Benefits for parents and carers of children with SEND

Parents and carers of children or young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can apply for these benefits.

People with SEND cannot apply for these benefits.

Benefits for parents, carers and people with SEND

These benefits can be claimed by either:

  • parents or carers of children or young people with SEND
  • people with SEND