Carer's Allowance and the Retirement Pension

SN06349

Published 19/06/2017 Amended 19/06/2017

Topics:  Sickness, disability and carers' benefits

Summary

Carer's Allowance cannot be paid in addition to the Retirement Pension because of the "overlapping benefits" rule. This Commons Library briefing looks at the rationale for this rule, and at the position of successive governments on payment of Carer's Allowance to people over State Pension Age.

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