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7. Benefit Entitlements

Help & advice

This category covers the different benefits which a person who is in care may be entitled to.

Carer's Credit

If you are caring for someone for at least 20 hours a week then you are eligible for Carer's Credit. Carer's Credit is a National Insurance... Read more...

Carer's Allowance

If you are caring for someone with significant care needs for 35 hours a week or more, you may be eligible to receive Carer’s Allowance... Read more...

Attendance Allowance

If you require assistance with personal care, are aged over 65, then you might be eligible for Attendance Allowance.This benefit is paid at... Read more...

Pension Credit

There are two parts to Pension Credit: Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit. You might be eligible to receive both types of credit.Guarantee... Read more...

Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born on or before the 5th May 1953 you could receive between£100and£300tax-free to help cover the cost of heating your home in... Read more...

Cold Weather Payment

The Cold Weather Payment is for those who are already receiving other benefits. It is a payment of £25 for each 7-day period between... Read more...

Housing Benefit

Housing benefit is designed to support households and individuals on low income to meet their housing and or rental costs. Both employed... Read more...