Benefits for Carers


If you spend more than 35 hours a week caring for a person with an illness or disability, you may be able to get social security benefits as a full-time carer.

This includes benefits such as:

  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Rates Rebate

For further information about these benefits and eligibility criteria visit Carers Northern Ireland’s guide.