Carers Allowance

If you are over 16 and spend at least 35 hours per week caring for some who has an illness or disability, you may be entitled to a carers allowance payment.

To qualify, the individual you care for must receive one of the following benefits:

  • a personal independence payment to support daily living
  • the middle or highest rate of disability living allowance
  • constant attendance allowance at/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

Claiming Carers Allowance can affect the benefits the person being cared receives.

You may not be eligible for Carers Allowance if you earn more than a certain amount per week.

How do I apply?

To find out more about carers allowance, or to apply, call us on 0131 536 3371 or fill out a self referral form.