Carer's Benefit - SW49

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Your payment is made up of a weekly personal amount for yourself and extra amounts for any qualified children. For more information, visit If you are providing care to more than one person, you may be entitled to an extra 50% of the personal portion of your payment.

If your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant is receiving a payment from this Department that includes an increase for you as a qualified adult, they will no longer be able to claim this increase.


Your weekly Carer's Benefit is considered as income for tax purposes. The payment is not taxed before you get it, so you should include it when settling your tax affairs directly with Revenue. If you have any questions about income tax, you should contact your local tax office.

Last modified:15/06/2018

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