It's been revealed carers in Wales are missing out on £66million of unclaimed benefits.
Charity Carers UK said losing out on financial support puts carers at risk of long-term debt and financial hardship.
If you suddenly need to provide full-time care for an older, ill or disabled loved one your life can be turned upside-down. When their welfare is your top priority, looking after your own finances can easily fall by the wayside. If carers have been forced to give up work to care, just as the family face all the extra household and transport costs of caring - this can rapidly push carers into long-term debt and financial hardship.
It is vital that anyone caring for a loved one seeks advice to check they are getting all the financial help and practical support they are entitled to.
Hundreds of benefit claimants across Wales will see their payments capped at £500 a week from today. New rules by the UK government mean families can no longer claim more - and single people will be limited to £350 a week.
Most will see a reduction in their housing allowance meaning they'll have to move or make-up the shortfall. The government says no-one should receive more in benefits than those working. The majority of those affected in Wales will be in Cardiff - where an estimated 300 people will see a cut.
A controversial new benefit replaces the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for new claimants in Wales today.
The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was introduced in pilot parts of England in April - and is now being rolled out for the rest of England, Scotland and Wales.
The new assessment includes an individual's ability to carry out a broad range of activities such as washing, dressing, cooking and getting around.
Existing working-age DLA claimants will start to be re-assessed from October - and there are no current plans to replace DLA for children under 16 and people aged 65 and over who are already receiving it.