Did you know:
If you receive DLA high rate mobility it automatically qualifys you for a Blue Badge and/or a Disabled persons bus pass, you should be able to download application forms online from your local councils website or social services website.
Also, if you receive DLA middle/high rate care and in receipt of means tested benefits i.e IS/ESA/IB you also qualify for an extra disability premium.
severe disability rates 2010/11 2011/12
single person 53.65 55.30
Also if claiming housing/CT benefit you qualify for a disability element in benefit assessment.
If your home has been adapted to meet your disability needs i.e. a downstairs toilet/shower room installed/kitchen adapted you are entitled to a discount in your council tax
This is just for information as many people do not realise DLA is a piggy back benefit that qualifys you for other benefits.
For further information on any of these benefits and others contact:
Your local CAB office, welfare rights offices or direct.gov financial support for disabled people.