Carer’s Allowance

Carer’s Allowance

As a carer you may be entitled to the Carer’s Allowance if you meet certain criteria. The Carer’s Allowance is not means-tested, so any savings you and your partner have will not affect your entitlement to the allowance.

When you reach state retirement age, entitlement to Carer’s Allowance becomes rather more complicated and many carers find that, where they were previously eligible to be paid Carer’s Allowance, they no longer are.

Am I eligible for the Carer’s Allowance?

The government website has up-to-date information on eligibility criteria for the Carer’s Allowance:

How do I claim Carer’s Allowance?

Please use the link below to apply online via the government website:


Attendance Allowance

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