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Carer's Allowance

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 129366, tabled on 22 February 2018

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 125989, whether he plans to take steps to support financially the working parents of disabled children aged 16 to 20 who are ineligible for carers' allowance owing to their earnings status; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

27 February 2018

The government is committed to supporting parents with caring responsibilities. Parents caring for disabled children aged 16-20 for at least 35 hours a week continue to be entitled to Carer’s Allowance, subject to their earnings. The government is also committed to supporting low earners to earn more. From this April, the National Living Wage will be increased by 4.4% to £7.83, this is equivalent to a pay rise of £2,000 for a full-time worker on the NLW since its introduction.

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