Guide

Becoming a carer

Last updated: 4 September 2018

Carer's Allowance and Carer's Allowance Supplement

Carer's Allowance is money to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs.

You must be 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for them.

Visit GOV.UK to find out:

  • if you're eligible
  • what you'll get
  • how to claim
  • what to do if your circumstances change

Carer's Allowance Supplement

Carer's Allowance Supplement is an extra payment for people in Scotland who get Carer's Allowance on a particular date.

Becoming a carer
Carer's Allowance and Carer's Allowance Supplement