Carer's Allowance

If you care for someone for 35 hours or more a week, you could be entitled to Carer's Allowance

Currently, Carer's Allowance is £62.70 a week.

To qualify:

  • you must be 16 years old or over
  • you must look after someone for 35 hours or more a week
  • the person you look after should receive certain benefits
  • you earn less than £116 per week (after tax and some expenses)

Carer's Allowance can be claimed online, or you can get in touch with the Carer's Allowance Unit on 0345 608 4321