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Amputation government help and benefits


Amputation government help and benefits

Central and local government help and benefits are available to amputees. These can include Personal Independence payments to help with your additional needs, a disabled blue badge for parking and possibly carers allowance if someone is needed to provide additional care. Social Services may help fund any modifications needed to the home and you may also qualify for housing benefit and council tax support.

In general, government support is either means-tested, based on your current income and savings, or based on your National Insurance contributions and an assessment of the level of your disability.

The standard, comfort and effectiveness of prosthetic devices and artificial limbs is improving for virtually every amputee, but the cost can be prohibitive for the NHS. That's why it's desirable for any amputation claim to cover the cost of these state-of-the-art prostheses so you're not solely relying on NHS funding.

Setting up a Personal Injury Trust may also be necessary to protect any pay-out award and preserve entitlement to means-tested state support.

To find out exactly what you are entitled to, visit your local Jobcentre Plus or other useful sources of help and information such as the Citizens Advice Bureau. Civilian amputation charities such as the Limbless Association, Limbcare or the Douglas Bader Foundation and ex-services personnel charity BLESMA are very good sources of information about what support is available to amputees and their families.

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