Who can get it

The carer and the person you are providing care for must both be eligible.

If you get Carer Payment for a child younger than 16, you don’t need to claim Carer Allowance.

You must complete a claim for Carer Allowance if you’re providing care for either a:

  • person 16 or older
  • child younger than 16 and don’t get Carer Payment for them.
Page last updated: 10 December 2021.