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.



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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.

Benefits Calculator

To check what benefits you might be entitled to quickly and easily, you can use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator.

Carer's Allowance

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.

Universal Credit

If you are in work on a low income or out of work.

Carer's Credits

Carer's Credits helps carers fill gaps in their national insurance record to help them qualify for the State Pension and other benefits.

Pension Credit

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.

Carer Support Payment (Scotland)

Carer Support Payment is money for people in Scotland who provide regular care to someone who has a disability.


Young Carer Grant - Scotland

The Young Carer Grant is money for young carers who live in Scotland.


To find out what help may be available from grant giving charities, you can use the Turn2us Grants Search below.

Find out how charitable funds may be able to help carers

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.

Further Information

Carers Trust

Carers Trust works to transform the lives of unpaid carers. 

Carers UK

Carers UK (England, Wales and Scotland) makes life better for carers.

Carers NI

Carers Northern Ireland makes life better for carers.

NHS resource area 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.

Independent Age's Carer's Assessment Guide

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.