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Change of address - Carer's Allowance

If you are in receipt of Carers Allowance, this may be affected following a change of address.

Permanent change of address

In the event of a change of address you should contact Disability and Carers Service to inform us of your new address and to confirm that you are still providing at least 35 hours caring per week for the person you look after.

You should also inform Disability and Carers Service of any changes to your bank, building society or Post Office® card account details, for example if your sort code or account number change.

Temporary change of address

Respite care

Respite care is when the person with a disability and/or the carer are admitted to either a hospital, residential care home or nursing home, because they need to be looked after for a short period of time.

In the event of a temporary change of address into respite care the carer should notify Disability and Carers Service of the change.

If there is a temporary break in caring, Carers Allowance may be paid for up to 12 weeks depending on your circumstances and those of the disabled person you care for in any 26 week period.

Holiday

If you go on holiday, or the person you care for has a holiday, Carers Allowance may be paid for up to 4 weeks depending on your circumstances and those of the disabled person you care for in any 26 week period .