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Invalid Care Allowance

Volume 201: debated on Tuesday 14 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what entitlement to invalid care allowance currently exists for the claimant who provides regular and substantial care to two or more disabled people which does not extend to more than 35 hours for one individual; what proposals he has to review this entitlement; and if he will make a statement.

Caring that extends to less than 35 hours a week for one individual does not give entitlement to invalid care allowance. We shall continue to keep in mind the position of those who care for more than one person, each for less than 35 hours, when considering how available resources can best be used to meet the needs of carers.