What is it?
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 over age 16 at the date of claim
- not be earning more than the weekly earnings limit
- 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 (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland) 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.
How much could I get and how am I paid?
Please see the benefits rates further details.
Payment is made either by fortnightly cheque, which you can cash at a Post Office, or pay into a bank account or you can have it paid directly into your bank or building society account every 2 weeks.
How and when should I apply?
Complete the Carer’s Allowance claim form (CA1) and return it to:
Douglas IM1 2RZ
+44 1624 685104
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.