This is the main benefit for carers and may be an allowance your partner or informal carer (who is not paid to care for you) can apply for. Only one of your unpaid carers can get this. To qualify they would have to provide you with at least 35 hours of care per week and you would have to be getting either the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or the care component of Disability Living Allowance at the middle or highest rate. Your carer also has to earn under a certain amount and this benefit might affect others your carer may be claiming.
For more information, please go here: www.gov.uk/carers-allowance
Disability Rights UK also have up to date information: www.disabilityrightsuk.org/carers-allowance-ca
You can also see:
Carers UK: www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/financial-support/help-with-benefits/carers-allowance
Page last reviewed / updated: March 2021
Next review due: March 2022