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Some carers can claim Carer's Allowance but there are many other benefits and credits that you may be able to get.

There are benefits just for carers, some for people with a disability, and some to help you if you have a low income. Remember, you can still claim some benefits if you work, have savings or own your own home.

You may also be able to claim benefits if you are looking for work or you can’t work because you are ill or disabled. See other working age benefits.

Turn2us 2016 benefits awareness campaign

48% of low income household are not claiming the benefits they could be entitled t

Don’t miss out on benefits and tax credits.

According to recent research from Turn2us almost half (48%) of low income households are not claiming the welfare benefits and tax credits they could be entitled to.

Turn2us want you to use their free and confidential benefits calculator so see what you could be entitled to and to find out how to make a claim.

Turn2us is a national charity that will help you  helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services – online, by phone and face to face through partners and volunteers 

Do you help someone else manage their money?

Dosh (financial advocacy) supports carers who are involved in managing money for a relative with a learning disability: Dosh's factsheets for carers.

Bereavement benefits

You may be able to get extra money if your partner has died. See benefits when someone dies.