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Rights to financial support

There is a range of welfare benefits and grants that deaf children and their families might be eligible for.

The main disability benefits are:

Other benefits include:

  • Carer’s Allowance (CA) for people caring for 35 hours a week.
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for people aged 16-65 who can’t work due to a disability or health condition.
  • Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for students from low-income households in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) to help to pay for extra equipment and support for disabled students in higher education (university).

There are also grant-giving organisations that support deaf children and young people and their families.

For more information on benefits and grants go to Financial support