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Welfare benefits when living with a lung condition

We’ve put together a guide on welfare benefits for people living with a lung condition in England, Scotland and Wales. For support and benefits for carers, please see our caring for someone information.

If you live in Northern Ireland, take a look at the NI Direct page and the AdviceNI pages. You can also call the Benefit Enquiry Line 0800 232 1271 Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm or email

For general advice on welfare benefits, give our helpline a call on 0300 222 5800.

Breathe Easy group

Find out if there is a Asthma + Lung UK Support group or Singing for Lung Health group running in your area here. Some of our groups are currently meeting online and some are face to face.

Find support in your area

Last medically reviewed: November 2021. Due for review: November 2022

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.