Financial Support

Caring for someone can lead to money worries, especially if your caring role means you have to give up work. Here we have gathered information about all the financial support that may be available to you. 

The first thing you may want to do is to check if there are any benefits you can claim. Our friends at the Carers Trust have a brilliant guide and calculator to make this as easy as possible. 

Carer's Assessment

If you support someone, be that a family member, a friend or neighbour then you are entitled to request a free carers assessment from your local authority. Getting a carers assessment is often the most important step to take if you need support in your caring role as this looks at you, your needs and what can help you. It’s an opportunity to record the impact caring has on your life and what support or services you need. The assessment will look at your physical, mental and emotional needs, and whether you are able or willing to carry on caring. 

Carer's Allowance

Carer’s Allowance is a benefit you could get if you care for someone. To be eligible to apply: 

  • You must spend at least 35 hours per week caring for someone, whether or not you live with them. 
  • The person you look after receives certain benefits. 
  • If you work you can claim as long as your net earnings (after tax and National Insurance) are under a certain level. 
  • You’re not in full-time education or in receipt of state pension. 

Feeling confused?

All of this information can feel daunting and might seem confusing. If you have questions why not book at call with our early response support team and they will do their best to answer any questions you may have. 

Personal Independence Payment

Personal Independence Payment provides extra money if you have a long-term physical or mental illness or disability.

Attendance Allowance

If you care for someone who is a pensioner and needs care or supervision because they have an illness or disability then they are eligible for claiming Attendance Allowance. 

Attendance Allowance is a benefit for the person you are caring for. It helps with extra costs if they have a disability severe enough that they need someone to help look after them or keep an eye them. 

Funding Care Costs

There are more ways we can support you financially. Including Carer’s Assessments, Benefits checks, Pension Credit, PIP, Funding Care Costs and more…

Carer's Credit

There are more ways we can support you financially. Including Carer’s Assessments, Benefits checks, Pension Credit, PIP, Funding Care Costs and more…