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Carer’s Allowance: Half 1,000,000 missing out – who’s eligible and how are you going to apply | Personal Finance | Finance


Some half 1,000,000 Britons are estimated to be caring for somebody but not claiming Carer’s Allowance from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Applying for this state profit could see them 1000’s of kilos a 12 months higher off, but who’s eligible and the way do they apply?

To qualify, carers must not earn greater than £132 per week.

Nevertheless, expenses may be taken into consideration, so if someone earns more but spends on one other carer while they’re at work, this may be deducted.

For instance, someone might earn £182 per week but need to spend £50 on a carer from their wages.

In these circumstances they’d still qualify for Carer’s Allowance.

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Unfortunately, carers won’t routinely qualify for the extra £650 Cost of Living payment.

Nevertheless, they’ll receive it in the event that they get: Universal Credit, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Pension Credit.

Applicants can even backdate a claim by up to 3 months.

Britons can apply online on the Government website or by calling 0800 731 0297.

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