Carer's allowance is paid to someone who provides care for
you of 35 hours or more a week but you would first need to be in receipt of a
disability benefit at a certain rate for them to be eligible. Also, and this is
very important, if someone else claims carer's allowance it could affect the
amount of benefit you receive.
Before advising you further I would need to know if you
receive any of the following benefits and if so what rates:-
Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Attendance Allowance (AA)
I would also need to know if you receive any other benefits
and if you live alone.
Alternatively if you would rather not post these details on
here you could call the Scope helpline on 0808 800 3333. There is also some
good information about benefits in general to be found here
I hope that helps