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Carers allowance

Carer's Allowance is a taxable benefit to help people who look after someone who is disabled. You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person that you care for.

You get £69.70 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits.

You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.

You do not get paid extra if you care for more than one person.

If someone else also cares for the same person as you, only one of you can claim Carer's Allowance.

There are several ways of making a claim for Carer's Allowance - you can claim online or download an application form or apply by post - please visit the website link below

Who to contact

E-mail
cau.customer-services@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
Website
Gov.uk website - Carers Allowance information
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