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Financial Support


Many individuals with OI, and their families, incur additional costs connected with living with a disability. This page contains information about a variety of organisations and entitlements you may be interested in if you live in the UK.

There have been many recent changes to the welfare system affecting benefits. For the most recent information check the GOV.UK website.

You can also find information from the following sources:

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit that can help cover extra costs you may face if you need help doing everyday tasks or find it difficult to get around outside your home. You can claim PIP if you are aged between 16 and 64. For children aged 15 or under you can claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

  • Disability Rights UK have a guide to making a PIP claim, including how people will be assessed and information about the face to face consultation with a healthcare professional.

  • Turn2Us is a national charity that helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants, and support services. You can use this website to find appropriate sources of financial support, quickly and easily.

  • Contact is a charity supporting families with disabled children. They have useful resources about benefits and SEND services.

  • Citizens Advice can support you if you have any problems with receiving your benefits and want further advice.

  • Fightback4Justice is an organisation that can assist with all aspects of claiming benefits, including completing forms. A fee may apply.


  • The Motability Scheme provides a way to lease a new car, scooter or powered chair. Visit their website to check for eligibility. They may also help with the cost of driving lessons.

  • The Blue Badge Scheme provides a variety of parking benefits to holders when travelling as a driver or a passenger. The scheme is administered by your local council.

  • The Disabled Persons Railcard allows you to buy discounted rail tickets. You can get a 1/3 off adult rail fares for travel on the National Rail network in Great Britain.

  • The Disabled Persons Bus Pass provides a variety of concessionary travel benefits.