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You may be able to claim Carer's Allowance if you spend at least 35 hours a week caring. 

The person you care for must get:

Carer's Allowance is paid directly to you (the carer) and is currently £62.10 a week but the amount you get may be affected by your other benefits or the amount you earn.

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.