Carer's Allowance is a benefit for those who provide at least 35 hours of care to someone who receives certain benefits.
You will get £67.25 a week and this allowance can affect other benefits you may be claiming. You may have to also pay tax on it if you exceed your tax personal allowance.
If you receive carer's allowance you may also be entitled to other benefits.
How to Claim
You can apply easily online and payments can be backdated for up to 3 months. You can also apply by post
It is important before making a claim that you check how claiming Carer's Allowance will affect your other benefits.
You can do this by clicking here