Carer's Allowance claim form

Use this form to claim Carer’s Allowance by post if you can’t claim online.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales



Read the Carer’s Allowance guidance before you claim.

You can claim Carer’s Allowance online.

Claim by post

To claim Carer’s Allowance by post:

  • print one of these forms (use the State Pension version if you get a State Pension)
  • fill it in with a pen
  • post it to the address on the form

Before you fill the form in online

If you’re using a mobile phone or tablet

You cannot complete the form using a mobile phone or tablet. You have to either:

  • use a desktop or laptop computer
  • print the form and complete it by hand

Contact the Carer’s Allowance Unit to ask for a paper form.

If you’re using a desktop or laptop computer

Use a PDF reader to open and fill in this form. You can download a free PDF reader online.

If you are using screen reader software to access the form, we recommend that you review all of the notes and the questions on the form before you complete it. As you complete the form, you will be guided through the questions based on the responses you provide.

Do not use your computer’s browser or, if you are an Apple Macintosh user, the Preview application.

You can save data typed into this form if you use a PDF reader. This means that you do not have to fill in the form in one session.

There are reliability issues with some assistive software, which may mean the form will not save properly.

This form will only save if it is both:

  • saved onto your computer
  • opened in a recent version of PDF reader

The form will not save in:

  • versions of Acrobat Reader older than version XI
  • some other PDF readers, for example Preview on a Mac or Foxit on a PC

Help using this PDF claim form

For help and advice on the information you need to put on the form or about the benefit you want to claim, contact the Carer’s Allowance Unit.

Contact the DWP Online Helpdesk, if you are having technical difficulties:

  • downloading the form
  • navigating around the form
  • printing the form

DWP online helpdesk


Telephone 0800 169 0154

Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
Closed weekends and all public and bank holidays

Find out about call charges

If you need this form in a different format

Contact the Carer’s Allowance Unit to ask for:

  • a printed copy of the form
  • a different format, such as large print, braille or audio CD
Published 1 April 2013
Last updated 11 August 2022 + show all updates
  1. Revised DS700 Carer's Allowance form, print, interactive and notes for both (English).

  2. Added revised DS700 and DS700 notes: Carer's Allowance (Welsh).

  3. Added revised Welsh versions of DS700SPW and DS700SPW notes (April 2022).

  4. Published the latest versions of the English claim form to apply for Carer's Allowance if you get State Pension and the accompanying notes booklet.

  5. Added information about EU and Scottish devolution to English and Welsh notes.

  6. Updated Carer's Allowance claim forms and notes to December 2020 versions.

  7. Added updated versions of the State Pension claim form and notes.

  8. Updated Carer's Allowance claim form (to fill in on screen – and then print).

  9. Edited Carers Allowance DS700 form in English and Welsh and added interactive version of the form in English.

  10. Revised Welsh Carer's Allowance claim form and notes.

  11. Published updated claim notes with information related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The updated information is on page 1 of the notes (English and Welsh).

  12. Updated Carer's Allowance claim forms and notes in English and Welsh.

  13. Added updated Welsh claim forms 'Carer's Allowance claim form (to print and fill in with a pen)' and 'If you get a State Pension: Carer's Allowance claim form (to print and fill in with a pen)'.

  14. Replaced forms and notes with updated versions, following an increase in the permitted earnings for Carer's Allowance from 1 April 2019.

  15. Added updated claim forms and notes in English and Welsh. The phone numbers have been updated to the 0800 freephone number and the permitted earnings amount has been updated to match the 2018 to 2019 rate.

  16. Added revised DS700 Carer's Allowance and State Pension notes - Carer's Allowance earnings limit is £116 a week. The Welsh versions will be updated in due course.

  17. Replaced all Carer's Allowance DS700 forms and notes with updated versions.

  18. Added latest versions - April 2015.

  19. Added latest versions.

  20. First published.