Q. Do I have to receive Carer’s Allowance to be classed as a carer?
Do I have to receive Carer’s Allowance to be classed as a carer?
No. Everyone’s caring situation is different. Carers can have different types of caring responsibilities and can care for different lengths of time. Some carers, but not all, receive or are entitled to claim Carers Allowance. Some carers may be in part-time or full-time employment or undertake voluntary work. Some carers/young carers may be at school, college or university. No matter what your caring situation is, the carers support service can offer you help and support.