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.

The individual you care for must receive one 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 a 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 cared for person receives. You may not be eligible for Carers Allowance if you earn more than a certain amount per week.

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