Domestic Purposes Benefit - Care of Sick or Infirm

Domestic Purposes Benefit - Care of Sick or Infirm was replaced by Supported Living Payment on 15 July 2013.

Domestic Purposes Benefit - Care of Sick or Infirm was a weekly payment which helped people who were caring for someone at home who needed full-time care.

Retrospective (backdated) payments

If you have been caring for a dependant child, and any previous application for financial assistance was declined, you can apply for a retrospective (backdated) Domestic Purposes Benefit - Care of Sick or Infirm.

For more information about getting this benefit retrospectively, visit the page below or contact us.

Retrospective applications

If you want to apply for retrospective payments, fill out the Carer Statement (stage 1 in the assessment process for retrospective applications).

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