Carer's Allowance is paid to people who look after someone with substantial caring needs. You do not have to be related to, or live with the person you care for and you may qualify if:
- you are aged 16 or over
- you spend at least 35 hours looking after someone who gets Attendance Allowance or the middle or higher rate of -Disability Living Allowance
You can find more information about Carers Allowance including how eligibility and how to apply on the GOV.UK website (opens in a new window).