Important updates in relation Carers Allowance
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has introduced two important temporary measures to help unpaid carers through the current emergency.
Unpaid carers will be able to continue to claim Carer’s Allowance if they have a temporary break in caring, because they or the person they care for gets Coronavirus or if they have to isolate because of it. Under normal rules there are restrictions on breaks in care, but these have been lifted.
Providing emotional support rather than just more traditional forms of care to a disabled person will also now count towards the Carer’s Allowance
Further updates from DWP on Carers Allowance and other benefits can be viewed here
Manchester Carers Centre are a member of the Manchester Carers Network who bring together voluntary organisations providing information, advice and support to carers across Manchester.
For more information on the Manchester Carers Network and the services it provides for Carers please click here.