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What is Carer’s Allowance?
Carer's Allowance is the main welfare benefit for carers. Find out how to claim Carer’s Allowance if you care for someone with a mental health condition.
How is Carer’s Allowance affected by other benefits?
Other benefits can affect your mental health Carer’s Allowance. Find out how to claim Carer’s Allowance if you already claim other benefits.
Can I take a break if I am a mental health carer?
You can continue to claim your Carer’s Allowance benefit when taking a break from caring for someone with a mental health condition. Find out how.
What is the Carer Premium?
The Carer Premium can also be called the Carer Addition or Carer Element. Find out if you can claim it as a mental health carer.
What are Carer’s Credits?
Carer’s Credits count towards your National Insurance record so you can qualify for a State Pension while you're not making any contributions as a mental health carer.
Council tax discounts as a mental health carer
Council tax discounts are available for certain types of carers, including mental health carers. Find out more and how to apply here.