What to do if you become disabled


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: 

What you’re 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: 

If you’re 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. 

See also: 

Further information on what to do if you become disabled can be found on GOV.UK's website.