If you are deaf or have hearing loss, you might be able to get disability benefits and grants to help cover the cost of:
- technology and assistive devices, such as a personal listener, to help you communicate.
- communication support to help you do your job or study, such as a speech-to-text translator or British Sign Language translator.
Find out more on the RNID Benefits page.
Department for Work and Pensions
If you’re looking for advice about DWP benefits you can watch BSL videos provided by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on YouTube. Examples can be viewed below.
The videos have audio and subtitles.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Is Personal Independence Payment for you (or someone you know?)
Claiming Personal Independence Payment
Cold Weather Payments
Cold Weather Payment is extra money for people receiving certain benefits, such as Universal Credit, when there's very cold weather.
The WaterSure scheme can help to reduce water bills for people who are on low income or who claim benefits. This is available for certain customers with a water meter.