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You can call the Benefit Enquiry Line on 0800 88 22 00 or call the textphone service on 0800 24 33 55 for people with speech or hearing difficulties. The Department of Work and Pensions websiteis also helpful.

It is always worth getting a benefits check before making a claim because benefits for carers and the people they care for are complicated. Some benefits are not mean tested so do not assume you are not eligible if you have savings.

If you are caring for a child or young person Devon Welfare Rights Unit can provide free independent benefits advice. Call 01392 274 869.

The Citizens Advice Bureau also provide benefits advice.

Age UK Devon can also carry out benefits checks for older people. Call 0845 296 7810 for further information.

Devon Carers Link provide free benefits advice. Please call 08456 431 341.

Last updated on February 12, 2016 by Devon Carers