Benefits for carers

Benefits for carers

If you’re an unpaid carer there may be financial support out there to help you. Find out what’s available and how to apply.

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Sally and Levi are here to help

Please contact us if you would like to speak to Sally and Levi from our carer support team, for free and confidential assistance with benefits for carers. We help unpaid carers with advice and support on many topics including checking you are claiming the right benefits and help with benefits form filling e.g. Carers Allowance, Personal Independence Payments and Attendance Allowance.

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We’ve complied links to useful websites, local and nationwide, with information for carers about benefits and money.

Links to local help:

Click for the Disability Resource Centre's welfare benefits page

The Disability Resource Centre

The Disability Resource Centre provides confidential, independent and free advice and support to carers. The up-to-date information and advice provided is available to people of any age and with any disability, older people, their families, carers, friends and associated professionals throughout Bedfordshire and Luton.

You can also make appointments with the expert benefits advisors who can give more specific advice such as benefit checks and help with form filling e.g. Carers Allowance, Personal Independence Payments and Attendance Allowance.

Carers UK – Help with benefits

Carers UK provided information on the benefits that unpaid carers may be entitled to.  This includes Carers Allowance.

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Age UK Bedfordshire

Age UK has a trained team of staff and volunteers who can give independent advice on many topics for older people in Luton. Age UK also have a money matters page on their main website which includes information on benefits and more.

Luton Council

Luton Council can give you advice on housing benefits to help with your rent payments and council tax support to help with your council tax payments.

Luton Rights

Luton Rights provided free independent advice on welfare benefits and tax credits to residents in Luton.

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Some of the information about benefits can be complex.

Don’t worry, we can help you.

Sally and Levi are here to help explain the benefits information on all of these websites, so please contact us  for free and confidential assistance.

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Links to online tools & useful websites:

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 Advice Guide Benefits Info – Compiled by the Citizens Advice Bureau.

 Benefits Calculator – Find out what benefits you are entitled to.

 Benefits for the over 50s – Find out about benefits in older age.

 Benefits for those with disabilities  – Info from the GOV.UK website about benefits if you have a disability.

Click here for Gov UK's Benefits page

Carers Allowance

A government website providing information on how to claim Carers Allowance.

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Some of the information about benefits can be complex.

Don’t worry, we can help you.

Sally and Levi are here to help explain the benefits information on all of these websites, so please contact us  for free and confidential assistance.

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Click here for Turn2us website

Turn2Us

Providing information about welfare benefits and tax credits and how you can work out which ones you might be entitled to.

Click here for HM Revenue

HM Revenue & Customs

Information from a government website providing information on tax credits, child benefit, income tax, national insurance, self-assessment, coming to the UK, pensioners and information for the self-employed.

Click for Shelter's website

Veterans’ Gateway

The Veteran’s Gateway puts veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.

Click here for Shelter's website

Shelter

Provides advice on housing, welfare benefits and debt.