Carers miss out on £650 DWP cost of living support but there are 10 ways they can save

Carers miss out on £650 DWP cost of living support but there are 10 ways they can save

Some five million people in the UK are juggling caring responsibilities with work which often means they can’t work as many hours. Carers won’t receive the £650 cost of living support from the Government unless they also claim means tested benefits such as Universal Credit. However, there are at least 10 ways carers can make big savings.

Carer’s may also get Universal Credit payments and help with housing payments, council tax bills and money off their water bill.

On top of this they are also entitled to many discounts that are usually available to NHS workers.

Website Discountforcarers.com offers carers money off car insurance, mobile phones, days out and travel.

Meanwhile, a nurse from Bristol told Express.co.uk how carers are struggling to survive on the minimum wage amid the cost of living crisis.

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Carers may qualify for these additional benefits and freebies:

  • Carer’s could get Universal Credit payments from the DWP
  • They may also be able to get help with housing payments if they are entitled to Universal Credit
  • Some Universal Credit claimants also get help towards their council tax bills
  • Check schemes like WaterSure for up to 50 percent off water bills
  • People who aren’t eligible for Carer’s Allowance might get the Carer’s Element of Universal Credit
  • Discounts on shopping and bills at discountforcarers.com
  • A cashback card for carers at discountforcarers.com
  • Days out – The National Trust and English Heritage give free entry to carers or companions of disabled visitors.
  • A free bus pass – people should see their local council website for details.
  • The Cinema Exhibitors’ Association allows a disabled cinema customer to get a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them

Published at Sun, 24 Jul 2022 07:27:48 +0000