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Financial advice for carers

Financial support

Welfare benefits

There are a number of welfare benefits that can help you and the person you care for including:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer's Allowance
  • Carer's Premium/Pension Credit and Pension Guarantee

Benefits calculator

Apply for benefits online

Council tax discounts

You may be eligible for a council tax reduction if you are an unpaid carer and live with the person you care for.

There may be a disabled band reduction available.

Call your nearest area office for information.

Money management

We have further information about help with managing your money including debt management.

Financial care planning

Advice on planning to meet your own care costs

Carer Support Dorset covers the whole of Dorset and offers a Freephone number (0800 368 8349) with a friendly team at the end of the line ready to support you, as well as extensive information on the website