Carers

Overview Document Find out about the different payments and benefits for carers.

Carer's Allowance
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
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
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
Carer's Support Grant is a cash payment to carers.It used to be called the Respite Care Grant.

Domiciliary Care Allowance
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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