Normally you will be living with the person needing full-time care, but it is not essential for qualifying for the payment. If you are not living with the person for whom you are caring, you must:
- be providing full-time care and attention,
- have a direct system of communication - such as a telephone or alarm system - between your home and that of the person receiving care, and
- be the only person to care for that person in their own home.