What happens when a carer ends caring and is of working age? I have to go to hospital now to get tests and i'm unable to work due to walking and balance problems. Will i qualify for any benefits? I got carers allowance. I don't no how long i will not be able to work. I also don't no if it will mean a operation or if they can fix my problem. Does anyone know? Surely i can't be on my own in this as a high percentage of carers get ill.