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Carers' unclaimed benefits

Over 21,000 carers in Wales are missing out on vital financial support. According to Carers Wales £66m of the financial support available is going unclaimed. The charity say this is due to the lack of advice and education available.

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Carers in Wales 'miss out of £66m of allowances'

People caring for older, seriously ill or disabled loved ones in Wales are missing out on £66 million in allowances.

Carers Wales say a lack of advice and education has left thousands of carers without vital financial support.

The Department of Work and Pensions says the system is being simplified to increase the take-up of benefits.

Alexandra Lodge reports

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