Financial support

If you are a carer, there is a range of benefits, tax credits and other financial support that you may be able to receive. It’s important that you are aware of these.

Carers Allowance

This is the main benefit to help carers who look after someone who is disabled. You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person that you care for. Carer's Allowance is quite a complicated benefit and there are eligibility conditions.

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You may also be able to claim other benefits depending on your circumstances.

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Redbridge Welfare Benefits Team

Redbridge Welfare Benefits Team can help you to find out your entitlement and complete forms.

You can contact them on:

  • Telephone: 020 8708 4180 - Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10.00am and 1.00pm (outside of these times you can leave a message)
  • Email:

Help filling in benefit forms page

Useful links

Other MyLife pages: Carers assessment, A break from caring, Young carers, Emotional support, Employment and learning, Planning for an emergency

External websites: GOV.UK