CARERS who look after severely disabled people may be missing out on £44.35 a week in Huddersfield.
And Maria Eagle, minister for disabled people, is urging people to take up their entitlement during Carers Week, which ends on Sunday.
She said: " Carers play a vital role in the lives of the people they care for. It is important they are recognised for it.
"Many people may not think of themselves as carers, feeling they are just carrying out family responsibilities.
"These people need to find out if this money could be theirs.
"I want anyone in Yorkshire and the Humber area who thinks they might be entitled to make a claim.
"This money can make a real difference to people. Being entitled may mean you can claim other benefits and build-up entitlement to the State Second Pension," she added.
For someone to receive Carer's Allowance the person being cared for must receive the middle or highest rate of disability living allowance care component, attendance allowance or the equivalent rates of constant attendance allowance.
For advice phone on 01253 856123 or text 01772 899489.