If you’re deaf or have hearing loss, you may be able to claim disability benefits and grants. You may also be able to get other financial support, depending on your situation.
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Money is a concern for many of us at the moment, so it’s important to know what financial support you might be entitled to.
In this section, you can find information on:
- benefits and grants that you might be able to get if you are deaf or have hearing loss
- where to go for benefits advice or support with making a claim.
To find out which benefits you’re entitled to, use the online Turn2us benefits calculator
Benefits and grants for people of working age
Personal Independence Payment
Personal Independence Payment (PIP), or Adult Independence Payment (ADP) in Scotland, can help cover the extra costs caused by disability or long-term ill health.
Access to Work
You may be able to get an Access to Work grant to cover the cost of any assistive devices or communication support you need to do your job.
If you have reached State Pension age and need help with care, you may be able to claim Attendance Allowance to help cover the cost of any support you need.
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
If you have hearing loss because you were exposed to noise at work, or because you had an accident at work, you could be eligible for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.
Disabled Students’ Allowance
If you are a student aged 18 or over, you may be able to get Disabled Students’ Allowance to cover the cost of any assistive devices or communication support that you need for your studies.
Compensation for hearing loss caused by service in the UK armed forces
Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
If you have hearing loss caused by service in the armed forces, you could be eligible for compensation. This could be a lump sum payment or a monthly payment.