When you care for a disabled child or adult, you are often not able to work full or even part-time, because of your caring duties. For this, you’re entitled to the virtual pittance also known as Carer’s Allowance. It’s less than the out-of-work benefit of Jobseekers’ Allowance. But your “job” is to provide sometimes 24/7 care, 365 days a year. It can be exhausting and back-breaking.