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Financial support for carers
If you’re an unpaid carer there may be financial support out there to help you.
See our popular page Carer’s benefits and money which includes plenty of practical information on:
- Carer’s Allowance
- How much am I entitled to?
- If the person you look after goes into hospital
- A new carer claiming Carer’s Allowance
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Local and national financial support for unpaid carers in Luton
Find out what’s available and how to apply with our list of links to useful websites and services.
Links to local help:
The Disability Resource Centre – Benefits Advice 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 provided information on the benefits that unpaid carers may be entitled to. This includes Carers Allowance.
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 can give you advice on housing benefits to help with your rent payments and council tax support to help with your council tax payments.
Links to online tools & useful websites:
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.
A government website providing information on how to claim Carers Allowance.
Providing information about welfare benefits and tax credits and how you can work out which ones you might be entitled to.
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.