disabled young people

  • Benefits for disabled children from age 16

    Level: Basic

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    • Tuesday 10 March 2020, 13:00-16:00 Glasgow, £45 per delegate for organisations in Scotland,
      Training CPD hours: 
      , Tutor: Ed Pybus

      This basic level course focuses on the transition to adult benefits from age 16 for young people with disabilities or health problems who still live at home.

      It looks at changes to disability benefits for the young person, and considers the circumstances in which a young person can claim adult benefits in their own right while still living at home.

      The course covers:

      • A brief introduction to personal independence payment, and an update on the devolution of disability benefits

      • The differences between being a child and an adult in the benefits system

      • How family benefits might change when a young person turns 16

      The course is aimed at anyone working with disabled young people aged 16-19. It assumes no previous knowledge of the benefits system.

      Book this course at the special price of £45 per person or book it as an in-house course for £250 in total for up to 20 people for organisations in Scotland.



  • Children and families project


    This project focuses on two main issues: disabled children and their families; and situations where a child is living away from her/his birth family.

    The project aims to increase awareness and raise expertise in advising these client groups on getting their full entitlement of benefits and tax credits.

    Download our disabled children and families project leaflet.

  • Benefit choices when a disabled young person lives at home and is still in education


    This factsheet is a flowchart providing basic information about when young people aged 16 to 19 with a disability or health problem can claim employment and support allowance; and when their parent(s) can continue to receive benefit for them.

    This factsheet is relevant UK-wide but some of the terms used are specific to Scotland.

  • Disabled young people


    This factsheet looks at benefit choices for disabled young people aged 16-19 who live at home.

  • Disabled students and universal credit

    The rules for disabled students claiming universal credit (UC) have emerged as being hugely problematic, something a new CPAG in Scotland training course I am delivering will deal with.

  • Tribunal ruling on DLA entitlement for disabled refugee children


    CPAG welcomes the Upper Tribunal decision on disabled refugee children who up to now, have not been entitled to disability living allowance (DLA) until they have spent over two years in the UK. On 17 March 2016, Judge Kate Markus QC found that the current past presence test unjustifiably discriminates against refugees and their family members and should therefore be dis-applied.