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'Voluntary' Care workers

A voluntary care worker must satisfy the following conditions to qualify for this disregard category:

  • must be resident in the property where they are caring (for the better performance of their work)
  • must provide care for more than 24 hours per week
  • must have been introduced to the cared for person by a Local Authority/the Crown/Charitable organisation or must be providing care and/or support on behalf of a relevant body.
  • must not be earning more than 44.00 per week (in some circumstances they may not be earning more than 36.00 per week to qualify).

Evidence requirements: The Local Authority/Crown/Charitable Organisation have to complete and sign part of the application form.

How to apply

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