You have rights if you become disabled to protect you from discrimination. You might also be entitled to certain benefits.
The main disability and sickness benefits are:
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Employment and Support Allowance
What you are entitled to depends on your circumstances: use a benefits calculator to see what you might be able to get.
You might also be able to get:
- certain types of equipment or have adaptations made to your home without paying VAT
- Council Tax discounts
- a TV licence discount
- free vehicle tax
If you are in England you can get a health and social care assessment to find out what help you can get (for example equipment, home care, day centres) from your local council.