Carer’s Allowance is the main benefit for carers and pays £64.60 a week.
If you look after someone with a lot of care needs, you could be entitled to Carer’s Allowance. If you are receiving Universal Credit, you might be entitled to the carers element, even if you do not qualify for Carer’s Allowance.
If you live in Scotland, a new extra payment is being introduced called the Carers Allowance Supplement. You can find out more about this at gov.scot
If you are entitled to Carer’s Allowance, or the carers element of Universal Credit, you will not be affected by the benefit cap.