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Money and benefits for carers

If you're an informal carer you could get financial support, including Carer's Allowance or Carer's Credit.

Carers UK provide guidance to help you understand which benefits you can access and how to claim them.

Help with benefits from Carers UK

The Welfare Rights Unit offer free advice about benefits for carers and people who receive care. They can help you check which benefits you're entitled to and make a claim.

Help and advice from the Welfare Rights Unit

Carer's personal budget

If you're a carer and have completed a carer's assessment then you may be eligible for a carer's personal budget.

Find out more about carer's personal budgets

Client Hardship Service

If you're in financial hardship and cannot pay your living costs, you may be able to get help through the Client Hardship Service. They can help by:

  • Providing emergency financial help
  • Supplying essential household goods and furniture
  • Giving support, guidance and advice

Find out more about the Client Hardship Service

Grants for carers

There are local and national charities that offer grants for carers. You may be able to apply for funding towards equipment, activities or services to support you in your caring role.

Find out more about grants for carers

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