There are a number of government benefits available to help with daily living expenses which people affected by thalidomide can apply for.  Read our information listed in this section for further details on each benefit and how to apply.

Benefits at a Glance


benefits at a glance

There are a number of benefits available to support your daily living

See list of benefits

Benefits at State Pension Age

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Find out how getting your State Pension will affect your benefits

Learn more

Key Benefits for Disabled People

Benefits to help you meet additional costs of living with a disability

Find out more



personal independence payment benefit


Guidance and help to apply for your Personal Independence Payment benefit

How to apply for PIP



employment and support allowance benefit


You can apply for Employment And Support Allowance if your ability to work is limited

How to apply for ESA