Having a child with additional needs can 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 combine 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. It allows you to 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.

There are also different sources of financial help and benefits that might be claimed, but some families who don’t know about them so are not claiming the benefits they are entitled to. The related pages on benefits and grants can help you to understand this.

You can access support to understand what you may be able to get help with from independent organisations which are listed in the explore the topic section on the right.

Last reviewed: March 22, 2023 by Sophie

Next review due: September 22, 2023

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