Care related benefits
If you care for someone, you or the person you care for may be able to claim some benefits, allowances or tax reductions.
Benefits and financial support for carers
Help for carers offers information and guidance on carer’s allowance, carer’s credit, Universal Credit and Pension Credit. Carer’s allowance is the main benefit for carers and you may be eligible if you're looking after someone for 35 hours a week or more.
Find out more about Carer’s Allowance.
Benefits and financial support if you're disabled or have a health condition
There is a wide range of disability-related financial support, including benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions.
The GOV.UK Financial help if you're disabled web pages gives more advice and guidance for each category of potential support, breaking down what the benefit would entitle you to, eligibility and how to claim. Main benefits include
- Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children
- Health conditions, disability and Universal Credit
Additional support for Carers in Luton
- Being a carer information on getting a carer's assessment, carer’s breaks, help for young carers and links to other services and resources for carers
- Carers Central is a hub that enables adult carers to have the information, advice and support they need to have a life of their own, alongside their caring roles.
Help and advice on a range of welfare rights issues can be obtained from your local Citizen's Advice Bureau, the Luton Law Centre and Luton Rights