Carer’s Allowance



This leaflet explains what it is, how to apply and what to do if you are turned down. But beware: all that glisters is not gold.

You may actually qualify for payment and be told so in the decision letter you receive from the Department for Work and Pensions.

But, in the next paragraph, you may then be told that they can’t actually pay it out to you – because, in their opinion, you are already receiving high enough payment of another benefit, like your State Pension.


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