Friday, 22 April 2016

Not all benefits are means tested

Some benefits help you with the extra care needs you have because you’re disabled or have a long-term or terminal health condition.
These benefits are not means tested. In other words they are not affected by your income and savings. They include:
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance
Benefits that are means-tested are those that are designed to:
  • replace earnings – for example Employment and Support Allowance
  • top up your income – for example tax credits
  • help you with essential costs – for example Housing Benefit

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