Benefits and Mobility Schemes

Having a child with a complex heart condition can be difficult in lots of ways, including financially.  It’s important you have the right information about benefits and tax credits so you can get the help you need.

Claiming benefits in Northern Ireland is changing.  With the introduction of Welfare Reform legislation, Universal Credit is being rolled out as the main means tested benefit for adults of working age.

Universal Credit will not replace DLA although it may place a cap on Carer’s Allowance.

To find out how the changes may impact you and what you are entitled to contact your nearest Social Security or Jobs & Benefits office.  You can search for your nearest office at:

Family Fund Mobility Support

Family Fund Mobility Support is a programme that helps families raising a disabled or seriously ill child under three years old, to meet their mobility needs through a car-leasing package for a limited period. The programme is provided by Family Fund and Motability.

Learn more and apply:  Family Fund Mobility Support – Family Fund



Other useful contacts are;

Advice NI:

Tel: 028 9064 5919

Citizens Advice NI:

Freephone: 0808 802 0020