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Carer's Allowance

A weekly benefit paid to those who care for someone with an illness or disability.

Who can apply

This benefit is aimed at carers and unemployed/ part-time workers.

The claimant must be caring for at least 35 hours per week, cannot be in full time education and cannot be earning more than £123 per week.

The person they are caring for must be in receipt of Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance at the middle rate or higher rate care component or either rate of the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment.

How to apply

  • visit the GOV.UK website to apply online
  • telephone 0800 7310297 to request an application form. 

Further information