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Benefits for carers


If you care for someone with a disability you might be able to claim benefits because of your status as a carer. These benefits include Carer's Allowance, means-tested benefits, reductions and discounts to your council tax bill.

Our  Icon for pdf Benefits for carers factsheet (PDF, 365.6kb)  describes the rules of entitlement to Carer's Allowance, how to claim it, how it might affect other benefits, and explains how your council tax bill can be reduced even if you are not on benefits. If after reading this information you still need further advice or help, please contact us.

Contact us
Welfare Rights
03000 268 968
Our address is:
  • Revenues and Benefits
  • PO Box 254
  • Stanley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH8 1GG
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