Benefits for carers

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance is a benefit for people who first claim between the ages of 16 and 65 and who regularly spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone with a severe disability who receives a Disability Living Allowance (Middle or Higher Rate for Personal Care) or Attendance Allowance. The carer must not be in full time education or earning above a certain amount. Dependents additions may be payable. It is taxable.

For more information visit out Carer's Allowance page.

Carer's Assessment
Each carer is entitled to a carers assessment which involves a social worker or other health or social care professional assessing the needs of the cared for and decides which community care services are required to assist the needs of the person.