Carers allowance is paid if you are providing 35 or more hours per week to care for a person who receives DLA at the middle or highest rate.
- Carer’s Allowance is £59.75 a week to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs.
- You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.
- You need to be aged 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for them.
- Carer’s Allowance is taxable. It can also affect your other benefits.
All Benefits come with a number of 'conditions of eligibility'. To get independent help, information and advice, pop into the Portland Centre and we will be happy to run through all the conditions to make sure you never lose out through not knowing.
If you need help with making sure you get everything you are entitled to, just call us on 01305 824333 or email us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre Staff member, to receive immediate assistance.