Benefits for disabled children from age 16
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 introduces 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 reforms to 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.