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Carers Allowance

This is a benefit for parents and carers who look after a disabled child or adult for at least 35 hours a week. 

The disabled person must get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at the middle or higher rate for personal care.

For information on DLA and Carer's Allowance you can:

  • contact your local Jobcentre Plus,
  • call  0800 731 0297
  • visit the GOV.UK website, where you can also find out how to claim on-line,
  • or, contact the Carer's Allowance Unit who can send you a claim form. Tell them if you need the claim form in an alternative format, such as Braille. 

Who to contact



Where to go

Carer's Allowance Unit
Mail Handling Site A
WV98 2AB
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Last updated: 20 Apr 2020