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Carer's Allowance

Carer's allowance is a benefit for people who regularly spend at least 35 hours a week caring for a disabled person. You don’t have to be related to that person or be living with them.

You can still qualify for carer’s allowance even if you have never been employed or paid national insurance contributions.

Who can get carer’s allowance?

How much do I get?

How do I claim?

If you are over state pension age

What if I am working?

Carer’s allowance and means-tested benefits

Carer’s allowance and universal credit

Going into hospital

Where can I get more help or information?

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For further information on welfare rights, education issues and social care you will find our factsheets/guides here or for more detailed information you can order a copy of the Disability Rights Handbook from our shop