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Turn2us announces additional support for carers

  • 04/08/2015
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Carers will now be able to find out their eligibility for Carers Allowance more easily.

Carers will now be able to find out their eligibility for support more easily thanks to a new development from charity Turn2us. Those attempting to find out if they are eligible for the £62.10 a week allowance will now be able to do so thanks to a new feature included in the Turn2us Benefits Calculator.

Carer’s Allowance is available to those providing at least 35 hours of support to an individual with substantial caring needs and can be paid weekly in advance, or every 4 or 13 weeks.
  
Ross Handby, Head of Digital at Turn2us said, ‘

We are always looking at ways to ensure that we can support more people. The Turn2us Benefits Calculator will now be able identify eligibility for Carer’s Allowance as well as highlight the potential impact that the allowance may have on other benefits. We know how important it is for people to get accurate and up-to-date information, especially at this time when there are so many changes in the benefits system.

‘Many of those acting as carers are themselves struggling to make ends meet. By allowing those who do so much to help others to identify what additional support is available will be a great help to many.'

Here to help

The Turn2us Benefits Calculator was launched in 2007 to help people struggling financially find out what welfare benefits and tax credits they may be eligible for. In 2014 almost one million benefits calculations were completed resulting in an estimated £102 million of additional income.

To find out what funds may be available to you, please visit our Benefits Calculator and Grants Search pages.

Turn2us works with many other charities and allows them to embed the Benefits Calculator on their own website, if you would like more information please email: ross.handby@turn2us.org.uk.
 

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