Action for Carers Surrey
Enabling carers to have a voice and realise a life outside caring

Work and Benefits

As a carer there are some benefits which you are entitled to whether you are working or not, but others are specifically related to your income and / or the hours you work. Most people should be better off in employment, but benefit rules are complicated and change frequently.

In order to fully understand your financial position we strongly recommend that you have a "better off" calculation carried out. You may like to contact the following for more information:

• your local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

• Working Families (helpline 0300 012 0312) or go to

• Turn2us - free and confidential helpline open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday Call 0808 802 2000 or online tool on the website

• Government’s confidential Benefits Adviser tool