Apply for Carer's Allowance online

If you're aged 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone who is ill or has a disability, you might be eligible for Carer's Allowance. If you live in Northern Ireland, you can apply online below.

Before you start

To apply, you will need:

  • 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 find out how personal information you submit to the Department for Communities (DFC) when using this service will be handled by viewing its privacy notice for work and inclusion group.

Apply for Carer's Allowance

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