Carers allowance backdating payment

You won’t be paid extra if you care for more than one person.

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You cannot average out your hours over a number of weeks.

However you are allowed certain breaks in care (you can see more information on breaks in care here).

The information below explains how to claim the extra money.

The following example explains the often-lengthy process to receiving the correct entitlement to the Carer premium: Mr and Mrs Jones are a couple both aged 66.

If you are single, €332.50 of your gross weekly income is not taken into account (or ).

If you are married, in a civil partnership or cohabiting the first €665 of your combined gross weekly income is disregarded.

There are not currently any timescales given for this change.

Claiming Carer's Allowance can also help you get extra money if you claim other benefits or Pension Credit. You can claim Carer's Allowance anywhere in the UK, but some of the rules are different if you claim Carer's Allowance in Northern Ireland.

Carer’s Allowance is not a contributory benefit based on your National Insurance record.

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