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Who can get carer's allowance?

Carer's Allowance

To get carer's allowance you must:

  • be caring for a person who is getting a qualifying benefit;

  • be aged 16 or over;

  • be caring for at least 35 hours a week;

    You can keep getting carer's allowance if you need to break your care because you, or the person you care for, have coronavirus or need to self-isolate on government advice. 

  • not be in full-time education (21 hours a week or more);

  • not be earning more than £128 a week, if you have a part-time job; and

  • be present and resident in Great Britain and not be subject to immigration control.

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