Having a child with additional needs can have an impact on a family’s finances. It costs more to raise a disabled child than a non-disabled child and it can be difficult to do both paid work and caring.

Worrying about money can cause lots of stress.

Sudden changes to the income of a family can add pressures which impact on your wellbeing. Working out a budget is a really good way to keep on top of your finances. Doing this will help you work out if you have enough money to do the things you need or would like to do. You can find more information on budgeting on this Citizens Advice page.

The related pages on benefits and grants can help you understand the different financial help available. Some families are not claiming the benefits they are entitled to.

The independent organisations listed in the ‘Other information’ section have information about what help you can get.

Last reviewed: November 28, 2023 by Helly

Next review due: May 28, 2024

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