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Call RCN Direct on: 0345 772 6100
To make an application you must:
The person you care for must be in receipt of one of the following:
We strongly recommend that you contact the Department of Work and Pensions if you or the person you care for has any change in circumstances as these could affect your benefit claims.Back to contents
You can apply:
If you live in Northern Ireland please visit www.nidirect.gov.uk/carersallowance.Back to contents
If your application is successful you will be paid £62.10 per week. If you currently earn above tax threshold then you will pay tax on this amount. The money will be paid directly into a bank account either weekly in advance or every 4 or 13 weeks.Back to contents
Carer’s allowance was included in the Benefit cap prior to 7 November 2016, this is no longer the case. Please see Turn 2 Us for more information.
If you receive other benefits, although they may be reduced, the total amount you receive should remain the same.
If the person you care for is in receipt of any of the following, they will also stop: