Guide

Becoming a carer

Last updated: 9 October 2017

Carer's Allowance

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
Becoming a carer
Carer's Allowance