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Benefits for carers who are unable to work

If you're not in paid employment, you may be able to get earnings-replacement benefits. Usually, you can't get more than one of these benefits at the same time. This means that even if you're entitled to more than one earnings-replacement…

Call the Carers Direct helpline

You can call the Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 1053 if you need help with your caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to you. If you are busy at certain times of…

Carer's Credit, National Insurance and pensions

Being a carer can make a significant difference to your state or personal pension, especially if you have to give up work to care. Your National Insurance (NI) number is the number used to keep track of your NI contributions and…

Carers' assessments: what happens next

After a carers' assessment, your council will contact you about its decision. If you have "eligible" needs, your council will talk to you about what help might be available. This will be based on the information you gave them during your assessment.…

Carers' breaks and respite care

Your carer's assessment may identify that you need a break from caring from time to time. Equally, the person you care for may also want to have a break without you. See Accessible day trips and activities for help planning their trip. Replacement…

Caring for older relatives

Looking after an older disabled relative can have practical, financial and emotional challenges. But help and support is available. The Carers Trust answers some of your common questions on where to find practical and emotional support. I've just started to care for…

What benefits can carers get?

Knowing what benefits you and the person you care for are entitled to can make a real difference. For example, you might be able to get a break from caring, or get help with pay for certain costs, or make…

What is Carer's Allowance?

Carer's Allowance is the main state benefit for carers, so it's important to find out if you can receive it. It is currently £61.35 a week, with a one-off £10 Christmas bonus in December. You might be able to get…