Disability & Carers Benefits
We provide information on what benefits are available, help to complete forms, provide contact details on specialist support services available to help with benefits issues and, if appropriate, make a referral to them on your behalf. For example, we have a partnership arrangement with the 'Pensions, Disabilty & Carers Service' and are refer appropriate carers directly to them.
“Over 300,000 people in the UK who care, unpaid, for ill, frail or disabled relatives may be missing out on the financial support they are entitled to. This amounts to £843 million in unclaimed Carer's Allowance every year, which could be providing basic financial support for carers.” (from: ‘Carers Missing Millions A report into carers' unclaimed benefits’, December 2010, Carers UK.)