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Carer’s Allowance

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department takes to monitor the adequacy of level of carer's allowance in meeting costs incurred by carers. (287926)

Carer’s allowance provides a measure of financial support for carers who give up the chance of full-time employment in order to look after a severely disabled relative, friend or neighbour. It is an income-maintenance benefit and is not designed to cover any costs arising from a person’s caring responsibilities.