There are a number of welfare benefits that may help you and the person you care for:
The Money Helper website is a useful resource for finding out what benefits you or the person you care for may qualify for an how to claim them. Visit the Money Helper website here.
There are also some useful online resources and benefit calculators which are useful to help you work out what benefits you could get and explain how to claim them. They are free to use and anonymous.
- entitledto - for information on income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, Council Tax Reduction, Carer's Allowance, Universal Credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start work
- Turn2us - for information on income-related benefits, Universal Credit and tax credits
- Your Upfront Guide to Caring - Carers UK have produced a simple tool for carers who are new to the maze of benefits and entitlements to help them. As well as covering practical and financial support, it includes information to help with managing the impact of caring on health and relationships. You can find the tool here.