Money matters

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Find out what financial help is available for children and young people with disabilities.

You may be able to claim benefits or get financial help.

Direct Payments is one way of managing the money you get for your child's care and needs.

A personal budget can be used to arrange and pay for some of the support agreed in a child or young person's Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.

As a young person, you may be able to apply for a personal health budget, so that you can have greater choice and control over the care you receive.

As a young person, you may want to manage your own affairs and care so that you can be more independent.