Are you Missing Out on Vital Funds?

There are millions of Carers in the UK on low or no pay, with many of them missing out on vital help in the form of Carer’s Allowance or Carer’s Credit.

Did you know that the amount of Carer’s Allowance you’re able to receive has just increased by 6.7%? This means, if you’re already receiving Carer’s Allowance, it will automatically go from £76.75 a week up to £81.90 – a £267 increase for the year.

If you’re aged 16+, earning less than £139 a week (after tax), and providing 35+ hours of weekly care for someone who needs daily living help and is claiming certain benefits, you may be able to claim Carer’s Allowance.

More than seven million UK households could be missing out on benefits like council tax discounts, according to analysis from online benefits calculator Entitledto. Benefits and other government support are not just for those who are out of work. Millions of households on low incomes are also losing out.

Many benefits and discounts aren’t granted automatically; depending on what you’re eligible for, you’ll need to apply to your local council or HMRC. Don’t miss out on money that you are entitled to. The cost-of-living crisis is affecting most of the country especially if you are unable to work because you or a family member has a disability or long-term illness. Ensuring that you check that you are receiving all the state benefits that you are entitled to is a must.

Carers in Wiltshire

If you’re caring for someone in Wiltshire, you can access our Benefits Calculator to see what you may be entitled to. You can also register for a Carers ID Card, access online support groups and self-refer for help from local services.

Use our free and confidential ‘entitledto’ Benefits Calculator to find out what benefits you may be entitled to. You can return to your results later – just take a note of your reference code. Our Benefits Calculator will provide comprehensive welfare entitlement information, relevant to your situation.

It will be helpful to have various documents to hand (and for your partner if you have one) as follows, income details as well as the income of others living with you, rent/mortgage payments, your annual council tax bill as well as any savings/investments/capital you may have.

Check here to see what State Benefits you are entitled to.

To register for a Carers ID Card, access online support groups and self-refer for help from local services, simply complete this form if you are aged over the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you can access the same support, but you will need to complete a different form here.