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Carer's Allowance information guide

If you spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone who’s ill or has a disability and receives certain benefits, then you might be eligible for Carer’s Allowance. Download our guide to find out more.

This guide outlines Carer’s Allowance. It covers:

  • who’s eligible to claim Carer’s Allowance
  • the potential drawbacks of claiming Carer’s Allowance
  • what to do if your circumstances change
  • how to apply for Carer’s Allowance.

It also explains what do if your application is turned down and lists useful organisations that offer further information and support with Carer's Allowance. 

Download your guide (PDF, 1 MB)

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Need this guide in another format?

This guide is also available in other formats if that's more suitable for you.

  • You can request a free printed copy of this guide that we'll post to you. 
  • You can also request this guide in large print or audio format.

To request any of these options, you can call the advice line on 0800 678 1602.

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Last updated: Dec 06 2023

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