When to claim
You can apply for carer support allowance anytime when you take care of one of the person recently awarded with:
- Attendance allowance
- Disability living allowance
- Constant attendance allowance
- Constant attendance allowance at or above the basic full day rate as an addition to the war disablement pension.
If you live in England, Wales or Scotland, then you can apply for the carer’s support or carer allowance online. Simply visit Carer’s Allowance e-service website and follow the procedure that is described to complete the application.
Contact the Carer’s allowance unit by Phone or Email
You can contact the carer’s allowance unit by phone or email to order a claim form and they will send the form to you by email or post. You can also order an alternative format of the application form.
Address: Carer’s allowance unit, Palatine House, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1HB, United Kingdom.
Phone: +44 845 608 4321, +44 845 604 5312
You can contact the carer’s allowance unit from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Thursday.
Contact the Benefit Enquiry Line
You can also contact the benefit enquiry telephone line to order a form and to get the instructions on how to fill it.
Phone: +44 800 882 200
You can call the number given above from 08:30 am to 06:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
Contact Local Office
The local pension centre can also be approach to get the form.