If you are a carer for someone who has an illness or disability, there may be benefits, grants or other financial support available to you.
To read more about the benefits available for carers, select from the list below:
If you have a work coach, you should let them know that you take care of someone. They should help you come up with a claimant commitment that gives you time to provide care.
To check what benefits you might be entitled to quickly and easily, you can use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator.
If you care for someone for at least 35 hours a week and the person you care for is getting a benefit because of their disability.
If you are in work on a low income or out of work.
Carer's Credits helps carers fill gaps in their national insurance record to help them qualify for the State Pension and other benefits.
Extra money for low income pensioners to bring their weekly income up to a minimum amount. If you're 66 or over, you might be entitled.
As a carer, you have the right to have your own needs assessed by your local council. This could be as part of the assessment of the person you are caring for or in your own right.
Read this guide if you're fostering a child.
If you're under pension age and have extra care or mobility needs.
If you have care needs and are over pension age.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit for people with disabilities.
To find out what help may be available from grant giving charities, you can use the Turn2us Grants Search below.
Advice and support
Turn2us is unable to offer advice on individual situations. To find an adviser in your area to discuss your situation with, you can use the Turn2us Find an Adviser below.
Carers Trust works to transform the lives of unpaid carers.
Carers UK (England, Wales and Scotland) makes life better for carers.
Carers Northern Ireland makes life better for carers.
If you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability, this website explains your options and where you can get support.
If you’re a carer, you might be wondering what support is available to help you – particularly if your responsibilities are affecting your health or wellbeing.