Carer’s rights & benefits

We can provide advice about:

  • Benefits for carers
  • Care for the disabled or terminally ill
  • Home adaptations for the person you’re caring for

Where the caring needs are substantial the carer may be able to claim carer’s allowance. Go online to Carers Allowance – How It Works on for more information, or go directly to Carers Allowance – How to Claim on to find out how to apply online or using a paper application.
Suffolk Family Carers also provides useful information and support for unpaid family carers.

Other useful links

Benefits for Carers – General guidance on what benefits you and the person you care for are entitled to.
Caring for Someone with a Disability or Illness – Help for carers who look after a friend, relative or neighbour who needs support because of sickness, age or disability. Community care depends on carers, and carers are entitled to help themselves.
Caring for Someone Who is Terminally Ill – Guidance on the financial, practical and emotional support available to you and the the terminally ill person you care for. Help for caring at home and the alternatives.
Bereavement Benefits – Guidance on Bereavement Payment, Bereavement Allowance, Widowed Parent’s Allowance and their affect on State Retirement Pension.