The Respite Care Grant is an annual payment for carers who look after certain people in need of full-time care and attention. The payment is made regardless of the carer’s means but is subject to certain conditions.
You do not need to apply for the Respite Care Grant:
- if you, or anyone else, is getting Carer’s Allowance (including half-rate Carer’s Allowance introduced in September 2007), Carer’s Benefit, Domiciliary Care Allowance or Prescribed Relative Allowance for caring for this person,
The Respite Care Grant is paid automatically to anyone getting these payments.
One Respite Care Grant only is paid for each person needing full-time care and attention.