What financial support are you entitled to as a carer?
Do you look after a friend or loved one due to them having an illness or disability? You do? Then did you know that you are entitled to financial support?
Perhaps you are aware that the likes of Carer’s Allowance is out there, but don’t think you are entitled to it because you don’t see yourself as a carer. You probably see looking after your parent, spouse or child – or whoever else you may care for – as something you should do and probably want to do. So, why should you receive money to do it?
Well, the time you spend looking after your loved one is time that you can’t spend working and earning money. If this is a long-term situation, how will you get by financially? The short answer is, you won’t. This can make day-to-day life even more of a struggle and far more stressful than it already is.