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Carers 'disproportionately hit' by government cuts - Carers UK Forum

Carers 'disproportionately hit' by government cuts

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Carers will be disproportionately hit by government benefit cuts over the coming years, research published today shows.

Tax and benefit changes from 2010-15 will result in a real terms drop of 6% in net income for households where a person claims carer's allowance, compared with a 4% fall for other households, found an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, commissioned by the Family and Parenting Institute.

The difference reflects the extent to which government benefit cuts are hitting disabled people cared for by loved-ones at home.
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Hello, as a carer , I am really worried as to exactly where all this mess will end for us. We have huge Bills, and I am not allowed to work as such, as my Husband is disabled, he will not get any sort of pesnion. He will be 65 in November, and I am 55. He is on DLA and severe Disabled benifit not means tested. I am on the rather pathetic carers allowance. !! At times I wish that this Government would listen to us carers. Many oof whom are like me so worried about whats going to happen to us all. Regards amandah