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Last updated:
10/04/2020

What is Carer’s Allowance?

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

Carer’s Allowance (CA) is a benefit that you can claim if you are a full-time carer. You can get £67.25 a week.

You can claim CA if you are in work, but you must not earn more than £128 a week after tax, National Insurance and 50% of your pension contributions. Your pensions contributions are classed as an expense. 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.

 

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