Am I entitled to Carer's Allowance?

You and the person you care for have to meet certain criteria to make a successful claim for Carer's Allowance. As the carer, you have to be 16 or over, not in full-time education, earn less than £120 a week, and spend 35 hours or more looking after someone. The person you look after must be on certain benefits.

Further information about Carer's Allowance and Carer's Credit, can be found in our Benefits for carers factsheet:

You can also contact our Helpline:

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