Carer's Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of David Taylor David Taylor Labour/Co-operative, North West Leicestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to review pensioner carers' access to carer's allowance payments.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

We have no current plans.

Pensioners have access to carer's allowance. Around 22,000 receive the benefit, in full or in part. Around 44,000 pensioner carers receive the additional amount for carers paid with pension credit.


Figures as at end August 2003, 5 per cent. sample rounded to nearest 1,000.


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