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Carers: Learning Disability

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what Government-funded support is available for carers of people with profound and multiple learning difficulties. (127939)

Depending on their personal circumstances, carers have access to the full range of social security benefits, including carer’s allowance. To qualify for carer’s allowance, carers must satisfy a number of eligibility conditions, and the person for whom they provide care has to be receiving either the middle or highest rate care component of the disability living allowance, or attendance allowance.