Financial Support

Crossroads Together understand that being a carer can sometimes have a big impact on your own financial situation.

As a carer you may be unable to work, or perhaps only work part time meaning you only receive a low income. You may also incur additional expenses supporting the person you care for.

Some carers can claim Carer’s Allowance but there are many other benefits and credits that you may be entitled to.  There are benefits just for carers, some for people with a disability, and some to help you if you have a low income.

What is Carers Allowance?

Carer’s Allowance is the main state benefit for carers. This allowance is available to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs. You don’t have to be related to, or live with the person you care for.

  • If you spend at least 35 hours a week caring, you may be able to claim Carer’s Allowance.
  • You may be able to get extra money added to your existing benefits or credits if you claim Carer’s Allowance. This is called Carer Premium.

Other benefits

Other benefits may include:

  • Tax credits
  • Help with housing costs
  • Council tax
  • Heating

To review what other benefits you may be entitled to click here. For further information on how to claim Carers Allowance click here

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