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Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance is money given to people who regularly care for someone for at least 35 hours a week, meaning they are unable to work in a full-time job.  You do not have to be a relative or live with the person you care for.…

Carer's Credit

Carer's Credit is awarded if you care for someone for at least 20 hours a week.  It is a National Insurance credit and it helps with your National Insurance record, which means your National State Pension will not be affected. Eligibility The person you are…

Complaints and Appeals

The following is a summary of the people and organisations which can consider complaints about decisions and provision in relation to children and young people with education, health and care needs. Chapter 11 of the SEND Code of Practice also provides detailed information about 'Resolving Disagreements'.…

Compliments, comments and complaints about Lincolnshire County Council

At Lincolnshire County Council,  we want to make sure that our customers are happy with all of our services all of the time. To help make this happen, we want to hear from you. You can record your compliment, comment or complaint online, or by…

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Personal Independence payment (PIP) - Young Person

You may have been claiming DLA for your child. Once your child turns 16, as a disabled person, they can claim DLA or PIP in their own right, depending on where they live. DLA/PIP is not only extra income to help with the costs of disabled living, it…

Parental and Emergency Leave

When your disabled child turns 18, you lose your right to Parental Leave. Once you have worked for your employer for a year, you are entitled to take 18 weeks' unpaid parental leave for each disabled (gets DLA) child, to take before your child turns…

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you’re aged 16 to 64.  Once you reach the age of 16, your Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children changes and you have to apply for Personal Independence…

Personal SEND Budgets and Direct Payments

1. EHC Plan (Eligibility and Request) 2. EHC Assessment    3. EHC Plan's 4. EHC Implementation and Annual Reviews 5. Personal Budgets 6. Moving into the County 7. EHC Disagreements 5. What is a Personal Budget? A Personal Budget is an amount of money identified…

Promoting Independence

The Promoting Independence project aims to respond to the needs and aspirations of young people between the ages of 16 and 25, who have profound or complex needs. Through bringing together schools ,colleges and providers working with young people and adults with special needs, it…

Right to appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (SEN and Disability) Single Route of Redress - National trial

1. EHC Needs Assessment Process for Disagreements 2. Right to appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (SEN and Disability) 3. Right to appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (SEN and Disability) Single Route of Redress - National trial 3. What is the National Trial? The Government are extending the powers of…
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