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The main benefit for carers is called Carer’s Allowance.
Carer’s Credit is a National Insurance credit that helps with gaps in your National Insurance record.
Attendance allowance (AA) is a benefit for people who have reached the State Pension age.
Personal Independence Payment
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit paid to a disabled person or someone with a long-term illness or health condition.
Disability Living Allowance
Disability living allowance (DLA) is a benefit paid to a disabled child or a child with a long-term illness or health condition.
You may know that people on a low income can get money off their Council Tax bill, but there are also other discounts and exemptions.
Disability Related Expenses
If the person you are caring for is being assessed by your local authority for social care services, an important element of your assessment is called Disability Related Expenses (DRE).
Other welfare benefits matters
Broadly speaking benefits are either means-tested or non-means-tested.