You must report changes in circumstances if you’re claiming or have applied for Carer’s Allowance, for example if:

  • you change, start or leave your job
  • you start earning more than £110 a week
  • you stop being a carer
  • you take a holiday or go into hospital - even if you arrange care while you’re away
  • the person you care for goes into hospital or takes a holiday

You can’t use this service to report the death of someone you’re caring for. You should use the Tell Us Once service instead.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

What you’ll need

Make sure you have:

  • your National Insurance number
  • details of the person you’re caring for
  • details of your changes

Start now on the Carer's Allowance service

Before you start

This will take around 10 minutes.

Other ways to apply

You can also report a change of circumstances to the Carer’s Allowance Unit by phone or by post.