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what are the qualifications required to claim carers allo

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what are the qualifications required to claim carers allowance
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
-Could you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

My husband has been granted the higher rate of attendance allowance from the 8/04/13

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
As long as you are over 16 and you spend at least 35 hours caring for somebody who is in receipt of various benefits, one being DLA at the middle or highest rate.

Carers allowance is being transformed into the Universal Credit benefit in late 2013 - 2014 but that should not affect eligibility.

Hope this helps.