Record 360,000 carers miss out on £1bn allowances


Record numbers of carers are missing out on vital financial support due to a lack of advice, Carers UK reveals today.

Research published to coincide with national Carers Rights Day shows the total of value of unclaimed Carer’s Allowance – the main benefit for those caring for older, seriously ill or disabled loved ones – has risen to over £1.1 billion as over 360,000 full-time carers miss out.

With rapidly rising costs of living hitting caring families hard, Carers UK says a lack of financial support is putting carers at risk of long-term debt and financial hardship.

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