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Carer's Allowance - FAQs

Find out about Carer's Allowance and the support you're entitled to.

What is Carer’s Allowance and who can get it?

Carer’s Allowance is a benefit for people aged 16 or over, who earn less than £128 per week and who spend 35 hours or more a week caring for a person who:

  • has a severe disability
  • receives the middle or higher rate of the care component of Disability Living Allowance , or
  • receives the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment, or
  • receives the care component of Attendance Allowance.

You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.


Useful resources

We've created some useful factsheets and precedent letters (which are designed to address complex legal situations) to help you know your rights and when to get advice about a problem.

You can access these on our Information and advice resources page.

If you need advice on completing a letter, please contact the Learning Disability Helpline.

How to get the support you need

Contact the Learning Disability Helpline, our advice and support line, for guidance and information about what support we can offer you.

Or why not take a look at our online community ? This is a place for parents and family carers of people with a learning disability to share experiences, advice and support.

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