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Tax Credits and Child Benefit

If you are a carer who is in work and/or who has dependent children you might be entitled to claim Tax Credits and Child Benefit. This information applies to people living in England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland. If you are a carer who is in work you may be …

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Universal Credit

Universal Credit (UC) is a means-tested benefit that is being gradually introduced. This information applies to people living in England, Wales & Scotland. UC is replacing Income Support, income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Housing Benefit, Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit. These are referred …

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Housing Benefit

If you are on a low income, and living in rented accommodation, Housing Benefit can help with your rent. This information applies to people living in England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland. Housing Benefit is a means-tested benefit. The amount you can get depends on your (and any partner’s) income …

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Benefit cap

The benefit cap limits the total amount of benefit that can be paid to a non-working household This information applies to people living in England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland. Note: Since 7th November 2016 carers in England, Wales & Scotland who are receiving Carer’s Allowance, the underlying entitlement to …

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Benefits for carers who are pension age

Most carers who are pension age will be receiving a State Pension. There might be other benefits you can claim as a carer who is pension age. This information applies to people living in England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland. Other benefits you may be able to look into include …

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Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

If you are looking after a child with a health condition or disability who is under the age of 16 years then they may be entitled to Disability Living Allowance (DLA).This can help towards the extra costs of bringing up a disabled child.   This information applies to people living …

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Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

If you have a long term illness or disability – physical and/or mental – and you are aged between 16 and 64 years old then you may be entitled to Personal Independence Payment (PIP).   This information applies to people living in England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland.  If you …

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What is Carer’s Allowance?

Carer’s Allowance is the main benefit for carers. If you are looking after someone for 35 hours a week or more, you may be eligible.   This information applies to people living in England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland. Carer’s Allowance is paid at £64.60 a week from April 2018. The …

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