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:

Other useful contacts are;

Advice NI:

Tel: 028 9064 5919

Citizens Advice NI:

Freephone: 0808 802 0020