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Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance is the benefit paid to carers from the age of 16, there is no upper age limit to claiming Carer's Allowance. If you receive a state pension or other certain benefits we may take these in to account. The payment for Carer's Allowance is £64.60 pwk.

You must be looking after someone for 35 hours per week and the person you care for must receive one of these disability benefits: Disability Living Allowance (DLA) middle or high rate care, Attendance Allowance (AA ) either rate, Personal Independance Payment (PIP) Daily Living componant or Armed Forces Independance Payment (AFIP).

If you are working you can earn up to £120 net per week, we can take into account expenses from your wage, tax, National insurance, 50% of a private pension you pay in to, up to 50% care costs you pay while at work.

If you are in full time education and study more than 21hrs per week this may affect your claim.

Pensioners can claim Carer's Allowance and may be entitled to the Carer's Premium paid by Pension Credit.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Carer's Allowance
Telephone
0800 731 0297
E-mail
cau.customer-services@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
Website
www.directgov.co.uk