Carers Allowance will NOT move to Universal Credit – confirmation later

Update – Carers Allowance will not be transferred to Universal Credit

Early reports this morning are indicating that those people in receipt of Carers Allowance will NOT be transferred to the new Universal Credit. Confirmation will come later this morning from David Cameron and Iain Duncan Smith.

It is also understood ministers have decided not to put carer’s allowance, worth £55 a week, into the new universal credit system, after carers’ organisations said it would increase means-testing and complexity.

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2 Responses to “Carers Allowance will NOT move to Universal Credit – confirmation later”

  1. malka Says:

    welcome news about the housing benefit cut being scrapped, but it sounds as if the decision on dla has already been made……no surprise there………otherwise little of comfort for the disabled community except that carers allowance is not in UC………….

  2. ians12 Says:

    Prediction: Carers Allowance will be scrapped from October this year.

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