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I am not entitled to Carers Allowance, are there any other Carers benefits available to me?

Why don’t you try? : How to find information about other carer benefits

Carer’s Credit
A National Insurance (NI) contribution to help make sure you don’t lose out on some social security benefits, such as the State Pension, because of gaps in your NI record. You can get it if you look after someone for more than 20 hours a week and you don’t get Carer’s Allowance.
Carer Premium
An allowance you get on top of some benefits.
You can get it if you already get a benefit, such as Income Support or Housing Benefit. Ask about it at your local Jobcentre Plus or Jobs and Benefits Office. Disability Living Allowance for children
Between £22.65 and £145.35 a week. You can get it if you’re the parent carer of a disabled child. Check if you’re entitled to Carer’s Allowance and other benefits with the entitled to benefits calculator.

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

Use a benefit checker such as Turn2Us or visit gov.uk to see if you are entitled to any additional benefits or financial support, Visit the Money Helper website for information and tips on money management, Look online for any financial grants or discount schemes you may be entitled if you are on a low income. https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/grants-low-income/, Complete an application for Carers Allowance, Speak to a certified professional such as GP, Citizens Advice Bureau or Jobcentre about getting help or voucher assistance with food supplies. , Book an appointment with a member of the Bridgit Carer Coach team, Enquire and book a Carers Assessment with your Local Authority or Local Carers Service regarding support you need as a carer.,

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