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

To read more about the benefits available for carers, select from the list below:

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 out of work or on a low income. People who spend more than 35 hours per week caring for someone who is getting a benefit because of their disability get extra money included in their Universal Credit.

Carer's Credit -  if you are under State Pension age and you are caring for someone for at least 20 hours a week.

Pension Credit - If you and your partner have reached the qualifying age for Pension Credit. If one of you is under pension age and one is over it, you should use our Benefits Calculator to check what benefits you might be able to claim.

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.


Young Carer Grant - Scotland

Carer's Allowance Supplement

Related information


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

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

Further Information Resources

Reviewed December 2021