Money and Legal
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
As a Carer you may be able to claim several benefits. There are three main types…
The person you care for may be entitled to several benefits because of their condition and circumstances. It can be difficult to identify exactly which benefits they might be able to claim.
As well as the emotional effects of the death of someone you cared for, there will be practical matters to deal with. Your own benefits may be affected, and you’ll need to notify the agencies that were paying benefits or tax credits for the person who has died. There are also benefits to help with funeral costs.
There may be a time when you need to make decisions for the person you care for because they’re unable to do so.