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Carer’s Allowance

Carer’s Allowance (CA) is payable for people who are regularly spending at least 35 hours a week caring for a person who is receiving one of the following qualifying benefits:

 

Disability Living Allowance at the middle or highest rate of the care component or 

Personal Independence Payment at either rate of the Daily Living component or

Attendance Allowance or Constant Attendance Allowance

 

CA is not means tested and does not depend on national insurance (NI) contributions but is taxable. It counts as Class 1 NI contributions and helps you qualify for additional state pension. You don’t have to be related to or live with the person you look after. You must be aged 16 or over and must not be in full-time work or full-time education. Net weekly earnings must not exceed £116 per week.

If someone else gets CA to look after the person you look after, you cannot also get CA for looking after them. CA can be continue to be paid for up to eight weeks after the person you care for dies as long as you continue satisfy all the rules except those related to the care of a disabled person or that person’s receipt of a qualifying benefit.

 If you receive certain benefits – including State Retirement Pension - that are paid at a rate more than CA then you may not receive CA.

 CA is payable at £62.70 per week 

 

People claiming any of the above must have a genuine and sufficient link to the UK to prove that it is the competent state to pay - please call for advice.

 

 

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