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Olivia Kennedy, a financial planner at Quilter, has previously urged carers to apply for Carer’s Credit to make sure they access all the support they could be entitled to.

Ms Kennedy explained: “Carers play an essential role in propping up this country and it is only right that they at the very least receive a pension credit in return.

“But, despite the pandemic increasing the amount of people requiring care, the number of people applying for the credit continues to lag pre-pandemic levels.

“Unfortunately, many people fail to see themselves as carers and fail to apply for Carer’s Credit.