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The importance of Carer’s Allowance

02 July 2015

Importance of Carers AllowanceCarer’s Allowance is a vital source of independent financial support to those who are caring full-time and unpaid for older or disabled loved ones.

It also brings essential recognition from the state of the role that carers are playing. Without it many people who are supporting loved ones, often at great financial and personal cost, will end up in financial hardship. 

This report looks at who receives Carer’s Allowance, the importance of financial support and recognition for those caring for loved ones and the likely implications of any reduction in the eligibility for the benefit.


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