Carer’s Allowance is a benefit to top up the income of carers. If you spend time looking after a partner, relative or friend who has an illness or disability, you may be able to claim it.

Next steps

Contact the Carer’s Allowance Unit to ask for a claim form, or you can claim online at

If you need help filling in the form, get in touch with your local Age UK.

For more information, read our guide Carer's Allowance.

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