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Universal Credit: Disability

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Annette Brooke Annette Brooke Liberal Democrat, Mid Dorset and North Poole

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the higher earnings disregard for disabled adults within the universal credit will apply to carers of disabled children.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Carers are not a specified group entitled to an increased disregard. However, a significant majority of carers will be in a household that benefit from an earnings disregard because of other family circumstances.

Of course, earnings disregards are only one way in which universal credit will enhance the work incentives of carers. All groups will benefit from the single earnings taper, which is the main mechanism for ensuring that work pays.

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