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18.05.15

Carer's allowance

Source: Angie

Carer's Allowance and pension are both replacement for work benefits. You would effectively be claiming twice to receive both.

Re: New online Carer’s Allowance application system

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Catherine   19/05/2015 at 23:32

Absolutely not! The pension is an entitlement for your old age for yourself, earned after years of hard work and paying national insurance and tax. The Carer's allowance, pitiful as it is is to cover for the job you are doing caring for someone else in your retirement, something you shouldnt have to do at that age, however it is also saving the NHS or others from doing it which would cost a whole lot more. It also compensates for the time spent caring as opposed to being able to enjoy your retirement and have chance to use that long awaited free bus pass!

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