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Carers Allowance is a benefit for people who are caring for a severely disabled person, for at least 35 hours per week. It is not dependent on having paid National Insurance contributions. It is taxable. Do note that in certain cases the person you care for may lose money if you claim Carers Allowance.

Who can claim Carers Allowance?

You may claim if you spend at least 35 hours per week looking after someone who is receiving Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (middle or highest rate of care element), Personal Independence Payment (daily living component) or certain other disability benefits. If you have a state pension or certain other benefits you may not receive any or all of allowance.You cannot get Carers Allowance if you earn more than £116 per week after deductions for National Insurance and tax.

Email or call on 01803 841832 for further information.

Or download AgeUK Factsheet on Carers Allowance:

Age UK Factsheets Carers Allowance

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