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Carer's Allowance and Carer's Credit: leaflet

This leaflet explains what Carer’s Allowance and Carer’s Credit are, helps you decide if you may get them and tells you how to apply.

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Carer’s Allowance and Carer’s Credit

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Carer’s Allowance is a benefit for people who can’t work full-time because they are caring for a severely disabled person.

Carer’s Credit is a National Insurance credit. It helps to protect carers’ basic State Pension and State Second Pension by making sure there are no gaps in carers’ National Insurance record.

This leaflet:

  • explains what Carer’s Allowance and Carer’s Credit are
  • asks some questions to help you decide if you may be able to get either Carer’s Allowance or Carer’s Credit
  • tells you how to claim them

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Information on GOV.UK includes:

Published 1 April 2013
Last updated 3 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. Published May 2014 editions.
  2. First published.