Financial support and guidance
There is a range of information available in relation to benefits, money and financial matters for carers.
For information on the following subjects please follow the links provided.
Benefits for Carers - here you will find the current eligibility criteria and rates for Carer's Allowance. Information on Carer's Allowance is also provided by the Department of Work and Pensions (opens in a new window)
Benefits for the person you care for - our Care and Mobility information has information in relation to Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance. NHS Choices Carers Direct (opens in a new window) also offers information on a range of benefits for those you care for
Managing someone else's affairs - this can take place at different levels, by both informal carers and paid care workers
Carer's Credits (opens in a new window) - Directgov provide information on the new Carer's Credit introduced in April 2010
Caring and your pension (opens in a new window) - Directgov provide information if you cannot work, or don't earn enough to pay National Insurance contributions because you are caring for someone, or if you are a pensioner providing care