Money Matters

Money Matters

Every year more than two million people become carers. Unfortunately caring can affect your finances.

Alongside the personal costs of ill-health, for many families, disability and caring pushes them into debt and hardship, and many carers have to give up work or reduce their hours.  Two in five carers in a recent Carers UK survey said they were struggling to make ends meet, and nearly half have had to cut back on essentials like food and heating.

However, there is help available. We can talk to you about your financial situation, and run through the benefits and payments you may be entitled to. There are also reductions and support for some carers with things like prescription charges and council tax.

In terms of NHS support, this booklet, NHS Continuing Health Care – A guide for Surrey Carers, from Surrey NHS explains the process for applying for CHC and what’s available.

Don’t lose out

It’s important that you find out about and get all the help you are entitled to. It can really help and improve your caring situation. It is estimated that millions of carers’ benefits aren’t claimed each year. Don’t let that be you. Let us help you find the support you need.

The main benefit for carers is Carer’s Allowance. Read more here.

Thank you so much for your help, which was invaluable in helping us to figure out what we needed to write about on the forms. We have been granted the higher rate attendance allowance for both of my parents, backdated to March when we applied. This is the best outcome we could have hoped for, so thanks for your contribution to it.

Carer, Surrey


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