Money, grants and benefits

If you have Parkinson's or care for someone who does, you may have concerns about how you will manage financially. But there is support available, so it's important to find out what you're entitled to.

To find out what benefits and grants you're entitled to, you can:

You can also contact:

Benefits and Parkinson's

Janet has Parkinson's and relies on her specially built car to help her get around. But when her mobility allowance was stopped, she thought she might lose her car.

Hear about Janet's experience in our short video.

Read more about the disability benefits you may be entitled to
A healthcare professional sitting across a table from a person with Parkinson's, helping him with paperwork

Universal Credit

Over the next few years, Universal Credit will replace 6 existing means-tested benefits with a single monthly payment. 

Read more about Universal Credit
Stuart, who has Parkinson's, at work

Personal Independence Payment

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has replaced Disability Living Allowance for people between the ages of 16 and State Pension age. If you are State Pension age or over and have care or supervision needs, you may be able to claim Attendance Allowance instead. 

Read more about Personal Independence Payment
Talking to a health professional

Employment and Support Allowance

You may be eligible for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) if your ability to work is limited because of ill health or disability. 

Read more about Employment and Support Allowance

Helpline and local advisers

Our helpline and Parkinson's local advisers are here to answer any questions you have about money, grants and benefits.

Call us on 0808 800 0303.

More about the helpline and local advisers
Angela, who works for the helpline, answering a phone call