Who is this section for?
Anyone who is caring, on a voluntary basis and without
payment, for someone, usually a relative or friend, who is ill,
aged or has disabilities.
What does it cover?
Information about the benefits for carers, who can claim
them, how much you can get, how to apply, and where to go for
further help. Make sure you are claiming everything you are
The person you are caring for may find it helpful to look at the
Illness, Injury and
How to use this section
The left-hand navigation bar gives you a
comprehensive list of the contents of this section. Click
on the links to go to each page. Some key
benefits are also are described in the boxes below.
Find out more about this benefit which you might be able to
claim if you care for someone with an illness or disability.
Learn more about this benefit which may be available to
you if you are a carer and on a low income.
Make sure your needs are assessed by your local council
– as part of a Health and Social Care Assessment of the
person you care for or a Carer's Assessment for you.
Links to resources and organisations that can provide
information and advice to carers.
Turn2us Benefits Calculator
Use our simple Benefits Calculator to find out how
much you could claim.