Your payment is made up of a personal amount for yourself and extra amounts for your qualified child(ren). The amount you may get depends on your means.
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If you are caring for more than one person, you may qualify for up to an extra 50% of the maximum personal portion of Carer's Allowance each week. You should complete application form
CR 2. You can get a CR 2 form at
'www.welfare.ie' or from your local social welfare office.
If you are getting a payment from this Department that includes an increase for your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant and you qualify for Carer's Allowance at full rate, you will no longer receive this increase. In a case like this it may be more appropriate for your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant to apply for Carer's Allowance if they are also providing care.
Since September 2007 if you are getting certain payments from this department and you satisfy the conditions for Carer's Allowance, you may get half the rate of Carer's Allowance along with your existing payments.
Since September 2007, if your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant is getting a payment from this Department that includes an increase for you as a qualified adult, you may also receive half the rate of Carer's Allowance in addition to your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant getting this payment for you.