Find out about the different payments and benefits for carers.
Carer's Allowance is a means-tested payment to people on low incomes who are caring for an incapacitated person.
Half-rate Carer's Allowance is payable with certain other social welfare payments provided you meet the qualifying criteria. Find out how to qualify for half-rate Carer's Allowance.
Carer's Benefit is a social insurance payment made to someone who gives up work to care for an incapacitated person.
Carer's Support Grant is an annual cash payment to carers.It was formerly known as the Respite Care Grant.
A Domiciliary Care Allowance is a monthly payment made to the carer of a child with a severe disability who lives at home. Find out more.
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