Benefits to Help with Paying for Long-Term Care
Paying for long-term care is a fact of life for many people, whether you choose to stay in your own home or not. Fortunately, there are benefits available to help you manage.
It is important to claim everything you can, otherwise you’ll end up paying more than you need to. Whether you need help to live safely and comfortably in your own home, or you need to move into a care home, you should check what financial support is available.
If you have a social worker, they may give you advice on benefits that you should be claiming, and may be able to help you to fill in the forms.
Understanding what benefits you are entitled to and making a claim can seem complicated, but there are organisations that can help you.
Benefits for Carers
If you’re caring for someone who is ill or disabled, it can have an impact on your financial situation too. The Money Advice Service provides information and advice on the benefits and tax credits that you may be able to claim as a carer.