Find out if you could apply for Carer’s Allowance, a government benefit to help you financially if you care for someone for more than 35 hours a week.
Carer’s Allowance form: checklist and tips
Applying for Carer’s Allowance may seem daunting at first, but our checklist will guide you through the process and help you fill in the form correctly.
If you care for someone it may be helpful to arrange a carer’s assessment to see if you’re eligible for support – we explain the process.
How to get a carer’s assessment
Find out how to apply and prepare for a carer’s assessment and discover what to expect throughout the process.
Find out if you could apply for Carer’s Credit, a National Insurance credit that helps with gaps in your record if you can’t work due to being a carer.
We explain what it means to be a carer and the many ways that the UK’s 6.5 million carers provide help and support.
If you care for a loved one, it can be easy to forget about your own needs. Find tips on how to look after yourself.
What to do if you need a period of time off work, perhaps to provide end-of-life care or to cope with a bereavement.