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Carer's Allowance

Carer’s Allowance is a weekly payment of £64.60 to assists carers with looking after someone with substantial caring needs. 

You do not have to be related to, or live with the person that you care for to be eligible for Carer’s Allowance, however you must meet all of the following conditions: 

Other Benefits:

When you claim Carer’s Allowance your other benefits may be reduced.  Your total benefit payments will usually either go up or stay the same.

If you are applying for Carer’s Allowance and you already receive Working Tax or Child Tax Credit, you must contact the Tax Credits Office – ( to let them know about your claim.

Please note that if you are awarded Carer’s Allowance, the person you care for will STOP getting the following:

If you would like to find out more about Carer's Allowance, please contact the Centre on (0191) 643 2298. 

Click here to apply for Carer's Allowance

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