With the amount of help available for disabled people, it can be difficult to work out just what counts as being disabled and whether you're entitled to any extra help. Whether you suffer from poor mental
What counts as being disabled?
What help can I get at work?
No matter what your workplace is, they are under obligation to make adjustments to fit your disability to the best of their ability. In the UK, there is also the option of getting help from Access to Work. It's important to talk to your employer about the reasonable adjustments that they can make before you apply, however, as it may appear that your workplace can aid you to a reasonable and acceptable standard without the assistance. To get help from Access to Work, you must reach the eligibility requirements. You must have a disability or health condition, be 16 or over, and live in England, Scotland or Wales. You must have a paid job or be about to start one, whether that is a
What if I can't work?
The British Government offer help for disabled persons who can't work. Whether it's benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions, there is financial help available. Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Attendance Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance are the main types of disability and sickness benefits, though in some cases you may be able to get Industrial Injuries Benefit if you're disabled as a result of work, or Constant Attendance Allowance if you find yourself in need of daily care and attention due to the disability.