Apply for Carer's Allowance online

If you give care to someone for at least 35 hours a week, you might be eligible for Carer's Allowance. If you live in Northern Ireland, you can apply online below.

Before you start

Before you apply, make sure you have:

  • your National Insurance number
  • the date of birth and address of the person you’re caring for
  • your bank or building society details

You may need to provide course details if you are studying, and any employment details including dates and how much you are being paid or were paid.

You can backdate your claim by up to three months.

There is currently an issue with the online application for Carer’s Allowance. If you are unable to access this service you can download a claim form.

Apply for Carer's Allowance

Additional information

The page Carer's Allowance - how to claim has information about:

  • who can claim
  • backdating a claim and making a late claim
  • other ways to claim
  • other benefits you may be entitled to
  • appealing a decision about your claim

If you live in England, Scotland or Wales, you can claim Carer’s Allowance online at GOV.UK.

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