Many people who care for an older person are entitled to Carer's Allowance.

 

Carer's Allowance is a benefit for people over 16 who spend at least 35 hours a week looking after someone who needs significant care and support.

To claim Carer's Allowance the person you care for must receive one of the following benefits;

• Attendance Allowance
• Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
• Disability Living Allowance (at the middle or highest rate for personal care)

You can't receive Carer's Allowance if:

• you're in full-time education
• you earn more than £120 a week after certain deductions (like Income Tax) have been made.