Migraine and welfare benefits

Information on benefits and migraine

Migraine and welfare benefits

Some people with migraine may be eligible to claim welfare benefits, depending on their circumstances.

If you have migraine and can’t work, or can’t work full-time, you may be able to claim Universal Credit. Universal Credit is a government payment to help with living costs.

If migraine causes difficulties with daily living or getting around you, may be able to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – for those aged between 18 and state pension age.

There is also Attendance Allowance (for people over state pension age) which helps with extra costs if you need someone to look after you because of your condition.

If someone cares for you, they may be able to claim Carer’s Allowance or get practical help from your local council.

If you are employed but are off sick from work due to your migraine, you may be able to claim Statutory Sick Pay.

If your claim for any of the benefits administered through the Department for Work and Pensions is unsuccessful and you disagree with the decision, there are ways in
which you can appeal.

How we can help

We know the impact of migraine can leave people struggling to find information on what they’re entitled to. Many people with migraine experience difficulties related to work and their daily activities due to the condition.

Our Migraine and welfare benefits toolkit has information and resources to help you understand what benefits you may be entitled to.