There may be a number of benefits you may be entitled to as a carer. The person you care for may also be entitled to benefits.
If you look after someone who is ill, frail or disabled you're likely to be regarded as a carer. Apply for a free Surrey Carers Card, which will help you make a plan and find other help and advice, including financial support you may be entitled to. Visit our Looking after family or friends webpage.
If you look after a veteran; someone who has served in the Armed Forces or anyone who previously undertook National Service, there lots of help and support available. Take a look at our Surrey Armed Forces webpage.
Connect to Support Surrey is our online directory of local support and services to help you, or your loved ones, stay independent and support for you if you look after someone. Visit the Connect to Support Surrey website.
Your local Citizens Advice can also provide free, confidential and professional advice, including a benefits check service. This useful booklet helps you understand your welfare benefits entitlement.
The Carers UK benefits calculator can also help you find out about benefits and entitlements.
If you are looking after the finances of the person you care for, you may also want to explore legal issues like power of attorney. For more information on managing someone else's affairs visit the Citizens Advice website.