There are benefits you may be entitled to if you need help or have difficulty with your day to day needs because of your Parkinson’s.
There are different benefits depending on your age. If you are under 65 you can apply for Personal Independence Payment ( PIP) which replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) a few years ago. Attendance Allowance is for the over-65s (however if you are over 65 and already receive DLA you will continue to receive it).
Anita’s role as Information and Support Worker for Parkinson’s UK in our area means she meets people needing help and support with all sorts of matters. We asked her to tell us about some of the things she deals with in a series of occasional articles to be posted on our website.