Welfare benefits

A brain injury is likely to have an effect on a family's finances, and claiming benefits can help to ease the pressure. The system is complex and can be confusing, so it is important to get professional advice and to apply as soon as possible so you don't lose money.

This section gives you an overview of some of the benefits you can claim. It takes account of some of the recent changes in the welfare system, and explains which benefits you might be entitled to and how to make a claim.

You might find it helpful to read our tips for completing benefits application forms, which are designed to help you get the right decision first time. 

Many people are asked to take part in an assessment when claiming benefits. You can find guidance on how to get ready for the assessment on our preparing for welfare benefits assessments page. 

When making a claim for benefits or appealing a decision you disagree with, it is always advisable to seek professional advice. You can find out more about the options that are available on the appealing a welfare benefits decision page. 

Contact the Headway helpline to talk through your situation and get information on further support.

Benefits you may be able to claim