Home Education and children Special educational needs and disability Preparing for adulthood Benefits and financial help for disabled young people You may be able to claim benefits or get financial help. You can apply for benefits and services depending on your disability.Benefits and financial support you could claim:Disablility Living Allowance (DLA) for children under 16 and may help with the extra costs of being disabled if you are under 16.Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is replacing DLA if you are aged 16 to 64.Disability Premiums (Income Support) can be added to your Income Support or Jobseekers Allowance if you are eligible.Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) can be claimed if your illness or disability affects your ability to work.If you have a carer they could get Carers Allowance if you have substantial caring needs. They may also be able to get Carers Credit.Further reading:Financial help if you are disabled.How and when your benefits are paid.Carers and disability benefits.Disability equipment and transport. Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Helpful but, please select a reason Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No No, please select a reason Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.