Disability and Carer's Service an introduction

The Disability and Carer’s Service administers benefit entitlements for those with disabilities and those who care for others. These benefits include Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Carer's Allowance and Carer's Credit.

Disability Living Allowance 

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a tax-free benefit for disabled children and adults to help with extra costs you may have because you are disabled. It is not based on your disability but the needs arising from it. For example, if you need someone to help look after you.

Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a tax-free benefit you may get if you're aged 65 or over and need help with personal care because you're physically or mentally disabled.

Carer's Allowance

You may be eligible for Carer's Allowance if you are aged 16 or over and you spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone who is ill or has a disability.

Carer’s Credit

Carer’s Credit is a weekly Class 3 National Insurance and Earnings Factor credit for carers which can help to build a better basic or additional State Pension.  Carer’s Credit can also help if your spouse or civil partner ever needs to claim bereavement benefits.

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