East Lothian Council

Carer's Allowance

If you are aged 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours per week caring for someone with illness or disability, you can be entitled to receive a Carer's Allowance payment of £61.35 per week.

The person you care for must receive one of these disability benefits: Disability Living Allowance, middle or high rate care, Attendance Allowance either rate or Personal Independance Payment Daily Living componant.

If you are working you can earn up to £102 net per week, we can take into account expenses from your wage, tax, National insurance, 50% of a private pension you pay in to, up to 50% care costs you pay while at work.

Find out if you are eligible for carer's allowance and how to apply for it.

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.