From Child to Adult
As young disabled people turn 16, 17, 18 or 19 they become entitled to benefits and support in their own right. What they’re entitled to may, or may not, depend on whether they’re still in education, are job seeking or claiming benefits as the young adult they now are. Parents’ and carers’ benefits and tax credits can depend not only on the student or employment status of their disabled sons or daughters and their other children but also on what their disabled offspring are claiming.
The guide is available to download from the link below. The Working Families website helps to explain the system.
Preparation for adulthood https://www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk
Funded by Department for Education (DfE), they provide expertise and support to local authorities and their partners to embed preparing for adulthood from the earliest years. They work to ensure that young people with SEND achieve paid employment, independent living, housing options, good health, friendships, relationships and community inclusion.