Carers Allowance

Carers Allowance is a non means tested but taxable benefit, payable to someone who cares for someone for at least 35 hours a week.  The person being cared for must be in receipt of a disability benefit. You cannot receive Carers Allowance if you work and earn no more than £120 a week (after tax and expenses) or are in full-time education for 21 hours or more. You can find out all about Carers Allowance, including how to claim, here:

https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance

Please note: in some cases if someone claims Carers Allowance it can have an effect on the benefits being paid to the person you care for.

For an application pack you can either apply online using the link above or contact 0345 608 4321.

If you are caring for someone who has a physical disability (which affects their day to day activities) or dementia, Signpost may be able to help you complete the application form. Please phone us on 0161 442 0442 to find out more.