What is Carer’s Allowance?
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 £64.60 a week.
You can claim CA if you are in work, but you must not earn more than £120 a week (from April 8th 2019 it will raise to £123 a week). CA is not affected by any savings you have.
You qualify for CA if you:
- Spend at less 35 hours a week caring for someone,
- Are 16 or over,
- Are not in full-time education,
- Live in the UK and are not subject to immigration control,
- Earn less than £120 per week (from April 8th 2019 it will raise to £123 a week)(after tax, National insurance and half of any pension contributions), and
- Care for someone who gets:
Disability Living Allowance (middle or high rate care),
Personal Independence Payment (standard or enhanced daily living component),
Attendance Allowance, or
Constant Attendance Allowance.
CA can be backdated for up to 3 months as long as you met the criteria during that time.