Carer’s Allowance can affect the benefits of the person you care for, so check before you apply.

You could get Carers Allowance paid if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain disability benefits. You can backdate your claim by up to 3 months.

All of the following must apply:

  • you’re 16 or over
  • you spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone

If someone else also cares for the same person as you, only one of you can claim Carer’s Allowance.

For more information on Carers Allowance and to find out if you’re eligible to claim it, visit GOV.UK – Carers Allowance.

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