Benefits for carers

Carer’s Allowance

If you’re caring full-time for someone who is disabled, you might be able to get Carer’s Allowance.

You can claim if:
  • you’re 16 or over
  • you earn £100 a week or less
  • spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone getting Attendance or Disability Living Allowance, or Constant Attendance Allowance (certain rates apply)
  • have been in the UK or the Isle of Man for at least 26 weeks in the 12 months before you claim
You may not be able to claim if:
  • you’re in full-time education, with 21 hours a week or more of supervised study
  • earn more than £100 a week (after tax)
  • you’re getting certain other benefits like Severe Disablement Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, or bereavement benefits
Read more and find out how much you can claim on GOV.UK.