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Last updated:
25/06/2018

What is the Carer's Premium?

  1. Overview
  2. What is Carer’s Allowance?
  3. How is Carer’s Allowance (CA) 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

The Carer's Premium is £36.00 a week paid on top of other benefits you might be claiming. These are the following:

You can also get an additional amount on top of Pension Credit. This is called the ‘Carer Addition’.

You can also get an additional amount on top of Pension Credit.

To get the Carer's Premium added to your benefit, apply for Carer’s Allowance (CA). You may not get paid CA if you are getting other benefits like State Retirement Pension. However, you will still be better off because of the Carer’s Premium. You can read more about Carer’s Allowance and how to apply in the What is Carer’s Allowance section.

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  1. Overview
  2. What is Carer’s Allowance?
  3. How is Carer’s Allowance (CA) 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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