Universal Credit

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You have probably heard about Universal Credit (paid monthly) and how it is replacing a lot of other benefits, tax credits and allowances. Are you on a low income or out of work? Do you need help with your living costs? Are you over 18 (some 16 and 17 year olds can get Universal Credit)? Are you under your pension qualifying age? You can only have limited savings. Universal Credit may be the right benefit for you.

What The Carers Centre Tower Hamlets does: Universal Credit

We have a wealth of experience in giving benefit advice and obtaining resources for carers and the person they care for. The welfare benefits advisor is ready to help you access many types of benefits/allowances which you or the person you look after could be entitled to. They can give you the information or help you fill in forms and make the application.

Our benefits advice and support service is for you the carer, and the cared for person, looking at the ‘household income’. We support the carer and the cared for person to apply for the benefits they are entitled to.

How to claim

You need to apply for Universal Credit online. You have to apply as a couple if you and your partner live together. You do not need to be married.

You can apply at www.gov.uk/universal-credit

More information available on Universal Credit at the Carers UK website

First steps

If you haven’t already, please get in touch to

  • register with us at The Carers Centre
  • complete a Carer’s Assessment with us. This establishes your needs as a Carer
  • then if more support is needed we can refer you to Adult Social Care for a Support Plan – a gateway to more help.

How to get in touch and ask for statutory Carer’s Assessment, advice about the assessment, an appointment with a carers support advocate

Call the centre 0207 790 1765
email: enquiries@ccth.org.uk
In person: The Carers Centre, 21 Brayford Square, London, E1 0SG

Get in touch

The Carers Centre
21 Brayford Square
London, E1 0SG

020 7790 1765


Opening hours

Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

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