DWP Digital – Carers Department of Works and Pensions Twitter Account

The DWP Digital – Carers Twitter page https://twitter.com/carersDWP  is encouraging carers to claim Carers Allowance.  If you care for someone for 35+ hours a week you could be eligible claim Carers Allowance.  You can do this 24 hrs a day 7 days a week by visiting:  https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/how-to-claim

If you not eligible to claim Carers Allowance but are caring for someone for 20+ hours a week or more you can claim Carers Credit.  Currently only 11,000 people have signed up for the credit, which contributes to their National Insurance record, yet around 200,000 are thought to be eligible.  To find out more and apply visit:  https://www.gov.uk/carers-credit/overview