Benefits – Ataxia

Benefits Advice

Applying for Benefits


Preparing for assessments with Turn2us

One difficult aspect of living with ataxia is accessing the support you are entitled to. Over the past few years, applying to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) benefit schemes has become harder and assessments tougher. The fluctuation and behaviour of some ataxic symptoms, coupled with the difficulty of knowing what you’re entitled to means that people with ataxia don’t always get the support they deserve.

Turn2us is a charity that provides practical help to people who are struggling financially. Their Benefits Calculator takes less than 10 minutes to complete and it will tell you which means-tested benefits you may be entitled to, including tax credits.

Find out more on their website here.


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