Tameside Carer's Allowance

Tameside Council



If you provide care for someone for at least 35 hours a week and they receive specific benefits, you may be eligible to receive a weekly allowance..

Your relationship with or living situation with the person you care for does not impact your eligibility.

Caring for multiple individuals does not result in additional payment.


Available In
  • Tameside
Available to Age Groups
  • No Restriction
What we can help with
  • Help to get household items and clothing
  • Information on government/council support schemes
Available to these Groups
  • All Groups

Additional Information

Eligibility Criteria

The person you provide care for must already be receiving one of the following benefits:

• Personal Independence Payment - daily living component

• Disability Living Allowance - at the middle or highest care rate

• Attendance Allowance

• Constant Attendance Allowance at or above the normal maximum rate with an Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

• Constant Attendance Allowance at the basic (full day) rate with a War Disablement Pension

• Armed Forces Independence Payment

You must have a low income and:

• Be 16 years of age or older

• Dedicate a minimum of 35 hours per week to caring for someone

• Live in England, Scotland, or Wales for at least two of the past three years (unless you are a refugee or have humanitarian protection status)

• Live in England, Scotland, or Wales, unless you are a member of the armed forces

• Not be engaged in full-time education

• Not be studying for 21 hours a week or more

• Not be subject to immigration control

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