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Last updated:
07/11/2017

What benefits are available for mental health carers?

What is Carer’s Allowance?

  1. Overview
  2. What is Carer’s Allowance?
  3. How is Carer’s Allowance affected by other benefits?
  4. What if I take a break from caring?
  5. What is the Carer's Premium?
  6. What is Universal Credit?
  7. What are Carer’s Credits?
  8. Can I get Council Tax Discounts?
  9. Next steps
Carer’s Allowance (CA) is a benefit that you can claim if you are a full-time carer.

Carer’s Allowance (CA) is a benefit that you can claim if you are a full-time carer. You can get £62.70 a week.

You can claim CA if you are in work, but you must not earn more than £116 a week. CA is not affected by any savings you have.

You qualify for CA if you:

CA can be backdated for up to 3 months as long as you met the criteria during that time.

How do I apply?

You can apply for Carer’s Allowance online or by completing a paper form. To ask for a claim form, contact the Carer’s Allowance Unit on 0345 608 4321. To apply online use this link: Carer's Allowance.

 

Within this subject

  1. Overview
  2. What is Carer’s Allowance?
  3. How is Carer’s Allowance affected by other benefits?
  4. What if I take a break from caring?
  5. What is the Carer's Premium?
  6. What is Universal Credit?
  7. What are Carer’s Credits?
  8. Can I get Council Tax Discounts?
  9. Next steps

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