Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 26 May 2022.

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Photo of Damien Moore Damien Moore Conservative, Southport

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to increase (a) carers allowance and (b) attendance allowance in line with inflation.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Secretary of State undertakes an annual review of benefits and pensions, and CPI in the year to September is the latest figure that the Secretary of State can use to allow sufficient time for the required operational changes before new rates can be introduced at the start of the new financial year in April. Both Carer’s Allowance and Attendance Allowance were uprated in April 2022 by 3.1%

As per convention, the Secretary of State will undertake a review of benefit rates for the 2023/24 tax year this autumn.

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