Welfare Benefits

If you’re a carer there is financial support out there for yourself and the person you care for. Find out here what’s available, whether you are entitled, and how to claim.  Claiming benefits can be a confusing process. There are different types of benefits available and some can affect other benefits either you or the person you care for are receiving. Carers Matter Norfolk can assist you to complete the forms free of charge. Contact us on 0800 083 1148.

Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance   Attendance Allowance is a benefit that helps with the extra costs of long-term illness or disability, which can be either physical and/or ment...
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Carers Allowance

Carers Allowance   One of the main benefits for carers is called Carers Allowance.  If you are looking after someone for at least 35 hours per week you may be eligib...
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Carers Credit

Carers Credit   Carers who don’t qualify for Carers Allowance may be able to get Carers Credit.  Carers Credit helps with gaps in your National Insurance record du...
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Council Tax Relief

Council Tax Relief Council tax is a charge made by your local authority to cover services which they provide for you. The amount of council tax that you must pay varies fr...
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Disability Living Allowance

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.  DLA helps wi...
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Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit Housing Benefit is a means-tested benefit.  The amount you can get depends on your (and any partner’s) income and capital.  You can get Housing Be...
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Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit paid to a disabled person or someone with a long term illness or health condition (phy...
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Universal Credit

Universal Credit This is a monthly payment that has started to replace some income and work-related benefits.  If you, or the person you are caring for are already gettin...
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