Benefits and allowances are sometimes available for individuals diagnosed with bipolar.

However the benefits structure in the UK is currently being reformed. The charity Disability Rights UK has a fantastic website to help you through the benefits maze.

Citizens Advice also has offer advice and guidance on benefits. You may find it useful to contact your local branch to speak to one of their benefits advisers.

As your national bipolar charity we also respond to proposed changes in legislation and highlight new changes on our website for your information.