You don't have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.
You must be 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for them.
Visit GOV.UK to find out:
- if you're eligible
- what you'll get
- how to claim
- what to do if your circumstances change
Read more on the GOV.UK website.
The information was last updated on: 6th May 2015