Benefits for Carers


We will not be providing face-to-face advice or training for the foreseeable future. We will contact existing advice clients by phone. Our staff will continue to support our members and can be reached via telephone and email as usual.

We are working hard to move our training, where possible, to digital. For any queries, please contact our training team at [email protected]

We can only provide advice to people living in Northern Ireland. 

Helpline contact details:

Welfare Changes ring 0808 802 0020 or email [email protected]
Tax & Benefits ring 0800 988 2377 or email [email protected]
Business Debt ring 0800 083 8018 or email [email protected]
Debt Action ring 0800 028 1881 or email [email protected]
EU Settlement Scheme ring 0800 138 6545 or email [email protected]
For Historical Institutional Abuse advice and support call 02890 645919 email [email protected]


If you spend
more than 35 hours a week caring for a person with an illness or disability, you may
be able to get social security benefits as a full-time carer.

This includes benefits such

  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Income Support or Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Rates Rebate

For further information about these benefits and eligibility criteria visit Carers Northern Ireland’s guide.