Carer's Allowance

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have made changes to our services for vulnerable adults to make sure that they are both effective and safe.

See further information about changes to services.


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