Carer's Allowance is a weekly benefit intended for anyone who stays home to care for someone who has a disability and needs a lot of attention or supervision by day or night.
Payment of the allowance is dependent on the following conditions:
- The person you are looking after must be in receipt of Severe Disability Benefit
- You must spend at least 35 hours per week looking after the disabled person
- You must be over 18 years of age
- You must not be receiving Unemployment Benefit, Maternity Allowance or an incapacity benefit
For details of Carer's Allowance rates and legislation, please click on the link to the right.
For more information on Carer's Allowance please refer to the leaflet below.