CARER’S ALLOWANCE AND THE UNIVERSAL CREDIT

EDM 1472
CARER’S ALLOWANCE AND THE UNIVERSAL CREDIT
Tony Baldry
 

That this House welcomes the decision by the Government not to incorporate carer’s allowance into the Universal Credit and the factthat carer’s allowance will continue to exist as a universal benefit; further welcomes the acknowledgement by the Government of the importance of carer’s allowance as a universal benefit providing recognition of the role that carers play; and urges the Government to continue to take forward its strategy to support carers.

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2 Responses to “CARER’S ALLOWANCE AND THE UNIVERSAL CREDIT”

  1. ians12 Says:

    In my opinion it will get abolished in October when they do the review. I think a lot of the charities are already aware of this.

  2. Alan Wheatley, Green Party Spokesperson on Social Security and Care Services Says:

    More facts are emerging as the DLA Reform ‘Consultation’ period has closed and various organisations etc have publicised their own awareness and insights, such as the impact of the longer wait families will have to endure for ‘Personal Income Protection’ than they have to endure for Disability Living Allowance, as reported in a Community Care children’s services blog. Consider the distance families will have to travel to treatment centres in those extra months, and the risks of not countering the cancer as soon as possible.

    As it will be more difficult to make a successful claim for Personal Income Protection, and DLA is the current passport benefit for Carers Allowance, how will the Government establish the eligibility criteria for Carers Allowance under the new system?

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