Debt and Welfare

Do you know what benefits you are entitled to?

Trafford Carers Centre understands that working out what benefits or tax credits you are entitled to can be a daunting task and with over £800 million going unclaimed each year we want to ensure that you are getting the benefits you are entitled to.

Becoming a carer can have a significant effect on your finances, especially if you have had to give up paid employment. Knowing what benefits are available to you and the person you care for can be confusing. It is important that you claim what you are entitled to, even if you have been caring for a number of years, as circumstances may have changed.

How to check your entitlements

If you want to check your possible entitlements online, we recommend that you use a benefits calculator. This is a relatively quick and easy way to find out if you are eligible.

Experiencing financial difficulties

If you believe you are not entitled to any benefits or funds and experiencing financial difficulties please call our helpline 0161 848 2400 or call the national debt line on 0808 808 4000 or visit their website: www.nationaldebtline.co.uk