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 as of April 2018. It is designed to be used in conjunction with other Alzheimer’s Society information about benefits and how to apply for them, especially our page on Carer's allowance.

What is the current rate for Carer's allowance?

Carer’s allowance is £62.70 weekly.

The earnings threshold is £116 – if you earn £116 a week or more after deductions, you are not entitled to claim.

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