Signposting - Benefits money grants - Benefits - Carer's Allowance


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Section: Signposting

Subsection: Signposting - Benefits money grants - Benefits

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance is a benefit to help people who look after someone who is disabled. You don't have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.

You may be able to get Carer's Allowance if you are over 16 and spending at least 35 hours per week caring for a child or young person in receipt of the middle or higher rate of the Care Component of Disability Living Allowance.

Find out who can get Carer's Allowance and how to claim on the Caring for Someone page of the Directgov website.

From 12th January 2016, following a successful 3 month trial, Carers Allowance is moving to a Digital Service. Customers who attend the Jobcentre for a Carers Allowance claim form will be directed to the Carers Allowance Digital Service instead. For information on digital transformation [click here]