Carer’s Allowance is a taxable benefit to help people who look after someone who is disabled (receiving middle or high rate care component DLA). A parent of a child with exceptional healthcare needs may be eligible for carer’s allowance if they care for more than 35 hours per week.

A parent would not be eligible if they are in full-time education (21 hours or more a week) or earning more than £110 a week after certain deductions have been made. The weekly rate is £62.10. This is reduced by the amount of certain other benefits, including State Pension.

You can get an overview of Carer’s Allowance information using the following link: www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/overview