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  • If you or your disabled brother or sister need extra help to pay for something there are many grants, funds, and charities that may be able to help – read more here
  • The government has confirmed that providing emotional support counts towards the Carer’s Allowance threshold of 35 hours of care. This can include sibling carers whose only contact with their disabled brother or sister to provide such emotional support, is through phone calls and social media. Read benefits advice from Carers UK for more info
  • Further general information from the government on coronavirus and finances (for example – unable to work, unemployed, changes to benefits, on furlough) is available here
  • Worried about your finances and your mental health? Read this from the Money Advice Service

This page was last updated: 28th October 2020

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