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Carer's Allowance

Disability Benefits Team

Markwell House

Market Street

Douglas IM1 2RZ

Telephone:+44 1624 685656 (option 2 and then option 3)

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Carer's Allowance (CA) is payable to someone caring for a severely disabled person. The disabled person must receive Attendance Allowance, Constant Attendance Allowance, or the highest or middle rate care component of Disability Living Allowance.

Basic qualifying conditions

To qualify for CA you must:

  • Care for the disabled person for at least 35 hours per week
  • Be aged 16 or over at the date of claim
  • Not be earning more than the weekly earnings limit for Carer's Allowance (16 x the minimum wage (see current minimum wage)
  • Not be in education of more than 21 hours per week

You must also have been living in the Isle of Man or the United Kingdom for at least 104 weeks (2 years) in the last 156 weeks (3 years) before the date on which you first satisfy all the other rules for Carer’s Allowance.

Applying for Carer’s Allowance

Complete the Carer’s Allowance claim form (CA1) and return it to us.

You should claim CA as soon as you satisfy the qualifying conditions. You should also claim if the disabled person is awaiting the outcome of a claim to Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance or Constant Attendance Allowance.


Payment is made either by MiCard which you can pick up at a Post Office, or we can pay it directly into your bank or building society account every 2 weeks.

Please see the benefits rates for further details.

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