Carer's Financial Supports and Benefits

The benefits system is complex and finding out what help is available isn’t always easy. The Trust Carer's Information Booklet has a section on Benefits for Carers.

In addition, Carers Northern Ireland have produced a leaflet about Benefits and Financial Help for Carers in Northern Ireland 2010/11.

You can also get help and advice from any Citizen’s Advice office, an Independent Advice Centre, a Disability Organisation or Carers Northern Ireland (028) 9043 9843.

Major changes in the benefits system are being introduced. Timescales for changes to a number of benefits are subject to the progress of the Welfare Reform Bill in the Northern Ireland Assembly.