Firstly some facts about Carers Allowance
Carer’s Allowance was introduced on 5th July 1976; it is paid to carers who look after a
severely disabled person for at least 35 hours a week. The severely disabled person must be getting either higher or middle rate Disability Living Allowance (DLA) care component,
Attendance Allowance or maximum rate Constant Attendance Allowance with their War
Pension or Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.
Some claimants are entitled to receive Carer’s Allowance, because they satisfy the conditions listed above, but do not actually receive a payment. This is because they receive another benefit (e.g. Incapacity Benefit for people of working age, or State Pension for people of State Pension age) which equals or exceeds their weekly rate of Carer’s Allowance.
Where the overlapping benefit paid is less than the weekly rate of CA, only the amount of Carer’s Allowance which exceeds the amount of the overlapping benefit is paid. Carers who are on low income and entitled to Carer’s Allowance (whether in payment or not) may receive extra money with their Income Support/Jobseeker’s Allowance/ Pension Credit/Housing Benefit/Council Tax Benefit.
For more information: https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance
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AND NOW FOR THE AGE GROUPINGS
4,218 – Under 18
44,410 – 18-24
62,498 – 25-29
105,140 – 30-34
120,593 – 35-39
114, 439 – 40-44
117,441 – 45-49
126,325 – 50-54
134,209 – 55-59
134,365 – 60-64
336,657 – 65 and over
14 – Unknown
1,300,310 – TOTAL
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