Carers: Cost of Living

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th June 2022.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what extra support his Department is providing for unpaid carers facing financial hardship due to the rising cost of living.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Government continues to provide financial support to unpaid carers through Carer’s Allowance, the Carer Element in Universal Credit and through other benefits. Carers in low-income households will benefit from the Means-Tested Benefit Cost of Living Payment. Those those living in the same household as the disabled person for whom they care will benefit from the disability Cost of Living Payment, while families with a pensioner in the household will benefit from the Pensioner Cost of Living Payment.

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