Carers Allowance (CA) is a non-contributory benefit for men and women: who look after a severely disabled person for at least 35 hours a week, who are not gainfully employed (i.e. not earning more than ?79 per week after certain deductions) and who are not in full-time education
Source: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Publisher: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Geographies: Local Authority District (LAD), County/Unitary Authority, Government Office Region (GOR), National
Geographic coverage: Great Britain
Time coverage: 2003 to current
Type of data: Administrative data
Notes: The severely disabled person must be getting either the highest or middle rate of DLA care component, or AA or Constant Attendance Allowance paid at the normal maximum rate or above under the War Pensions or Industrial Injuries Scheme. Someone who gets CA can have extra money added on for their dependants. The statistics for all tables are based on a 100% extract from the CA computer system. All figures have been rounded to the nearest five.