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Can I Get the Carers Allowance?

You may be able to claim the Carers Allowance if:

  • You are 16 or Over
  • You are caring for someone who gets Attendance Allowance or a Disablity Living Alloawance at the middle or Higher Care Rate.
  • You are not earning more than the "Earnings Limit" - Currently £100.00 a week.
  • You are not in full time education
  • You care for someone at for least 35 hours each week

A "Week" is seven days, Sunday to Saturday, so you could still get the Carers Allowance even if you only look after someone at the weekend, provided you are with them for the 35 Hours or more. This would apply if, for example, you were looking after a disabled child who was away through the week.


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