Turn2us is a national charity that offers practical information, support and direct financial assistance to people facing financial shocks that may arise from life-changing events such as job loss, illness or bereavement.

If you struggle with your mental health, you may be entitled to a range of welfare benefits.

Disabilities caused by mental health problems are supposed to be treated the same as physical disabilities in the benefits system.

The benefits you may be entitled to include:

  • Universal Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance

If your mental health makes you too unwell to work; you are on a low income; or have care or mobility needs, you may be able to make a claim for one of these benefits.

Almost 3 million people per year use our Benefits Calculator to check what benefits they might be entitled to. The tool calculates entitlement to means-tested benefits and carers allowance.

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