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“But, although the pandemic is increasing the number of people needing care, the number of people applying for the credit continues to be below pre-pandemic levels.

“Unfortunately, many people do not consider themselves carers and do not apply for carer credit. »

The financial expert highlighted how unpaid carers are at a disadvantage if they don’t apply for carer credits.

Citing the government’s welfare plans, Ms Kennedy warned of the future costs that await carers in the near future.

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