Carer’s Allowance is linked to an award of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for your child. The first condition is that you are caring for someone who is receiving either the middle or higher rate of care component of DLA (or a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) daily living component).
To claim, call the DWP’s Carer’s Allowance Unit on 0345 608 4321 within three months of the DLA award being made. If awarded, your Carer’s Allowance can be backdated to the date that DLA was awarded from.
For full details of Carer’s Allowance, and wider support and information, visit Carers UK