What is Carer's Allowance?

Carer’s Allowance can provide additional financial support to those caring for someone with a disability or long-term health condition. To be eligible, you don’t have to be related to or living with the person you care for.

Who is eligible for Carer's Allowance?

You may be eligible for £67.60 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get one or more of the following benefits:

  • Personal Independence Payment – daily living component
  • Disability Living Allowance – the middle or highest care rate
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance at or above the normal maximum rate with an Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Constant Attendance Allowance at the basic (full day) rate with a War Disablement Pension
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Child Disability Payment – the middle or highest care rate

For each week you get Carer’s Allowance you’ll automatically get National Insurance credits. When you claim Carer’s Allowance your other benefit payments may change, but your total benefit payments will usually either go up or stay the same.

How to make a claim

Follow the link and complete the online form.If you require assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Apply for Carer’s Allowance

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