Carer's allowance: rates and thresholds

People affected by dementia may be entitled to carer's allowance. Find out about the current rates and thresholds here. 

This page provides details of benefits rates and savings thresholds from April 2020 to March 2021.

Find out more about Carer's allowances and how to apply for them, as well as details on a range of other benefits for people on low incomes, those with specific needs or who are caring for someone.

What is the current rate for Carer's allowance?

Carer’s allowance is £67.25 weekly.

The earnings threshold is £128 – if you earn £128 a week or more after deductions, you are not entitled to claim.