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Carer's Allowance

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

13. To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the future provision of the carer’s allowance. (140302)

The Government recognise the extremely valuable contribution made by carers.

We have made substantial improvements to the benefits available to carers including abolition of the age limit which precluded carers aged 65 and over from claiming carer’s allowance, and we will continue to look at ways in which carers can be supported.