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How can I get benefits to support me whilst I am still working?

Why don’t you try? : What benefits can support me as a working carer?

If you’re in work but you’re on a low income, you still might struggle to make ends meet. For example, if you’re on a zero-hours contract, it can be difficult to afford all of your bills every month. If this is you, you’ll definitely want to get all of the money you can.

But if you’re in work, can you still claim benefits?
Yes, you certainly can claim some benefits & depending on how many hours you work in a week. There are different benefits for people in work.
What you can claim will depend on whether you work less than 16 hours in a week or more than 16 hours a week.

It can be difficult to make sure you’re getting all of the benefits you qualify for. It’s a good idea to check what you could claim with a benefits calculator .

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Reviewed: 20/09/21

Here’s a tip for you to try this week :

Visit your local Citizens Advice center or their website for information and advice on benefits, Book an appointment with a member of the Bridgit Carer Coach team, Make an application for Carers Allowance, Use a benefits calculator to see which other benefits you could be entitled to,

You can visit the Bridgit Shop at anytime to find our what products and services can support you.

Ask Bridgit for an interactive carer assessment

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