Money Matters

There may be a number of welfare benefits which you may be  entitled to as a Carer and the person you care for may also be entitled to benefits. Some of the main benefits are:

Carers Allowance
Disability Living Allowance
Attendance Allowance
Help with fuel costs
Housing Benefit
Working age benefits

Carers also have rights to a State Retirement Pension click here  to download the Surrey Welfare Rights Carers Information Book which will give you further information regarding this and other benefits you may be entitled to

For further information go to
The Department of Work and Pensions
Carers UK

Disabled Facilities Grant - This grant you may be able to get from your local Borough Council. The grant helps towards the cost of adapting your home to enable you to continue to live there. A grant is paid when the council considers that changes are necessary to meet your needs, and that the work is reasonable and practical, To find out more about the grant click here. To find out the contact details for your local council click here

If the person you care for needs help with money matters such as paying bills or you helping take care of their bank accounts there are legal responsibilities which are attached to this. For further information click here