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Guardian's Allowance

A weekly benefit which you can claim if you care for a child who’s parents have died, are in prison or their whereabouts are unknown. It does not matter what other income, benefits or savings you have although you must be entitled to Child Benefit for the child you are claiming for.

Who can apply

This benefit is aimed at carers. 

How to apply

  • Visit GOV.UK to download an application form
  • Phone 0300 200 3101 to request an application form. 

Further information

Visit the GOV.UK Guardian's Allowance page.