Event date: 26/04/2017
News date: 21 Apr
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If you look after someone, you may be eligible to receive Carer's Allowance. This benefit is intended to help towards your costs of living when you are looking after someone.
Carer's Allowance is currently £62.10 per week (2015/16 rate). It is usually paid weekly but you can also ask for it to be paid up to 13 weeks in advance, which you may find helpful if you have expenses such as rent or bills that need to be covered in advance.
You may be eligible for Carer's Allowance if you:
You can find more information about Carer's Allowance, and advice on how to claim it, at the gov.uk website.
If you need help completing the forms or have any questions, you can get advice from the Carer's Allowance Unit:-
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: 0345 608 4321Textphone: 0845 604 5312
Carers UK has advice and information on benefits for carers, including Carer's Allowance.
Age UK provide additional information on the Carer's Allowance.
The Which website offers advice on benefits options for carers.