Our petition calling for a change to the overlapping benefit rules, to allow carers to continue to receive carer’s allowance when they become eligible for state retirement pension, ended on 12/05/2013. It attracted 73 signatures. While we are very grateful to all those who signed it, we wish that th...
One of the factors that made our country great, in the past, was people’s willingness to challenge unjust laws and regulations; and we need to go on doing so. There is absolutely no reason why the overlapping benefits rules should not be changed, to enable older carers to receive both state retireme...
The issue of carer’s allowance and state pension should be judged on its own merits. For us, the issue is a very simple one. Carers qualify for carer’s allowance, because they have caring responsibilities. If these caring responsibilities continue, they should go on receiving carer’s allowance. The...
Well, whether you read the information about our petition only once or many times, please also sign it!

Best wishes,

David and Jenny
<t>Hi there,<br/> <br/> So far our petition, which calls on government to change the overlapping benefit rules, to enable older carers to receive both carer’s allowance and state pension, has attracted 58 signatures.<br/> <br/> We are very grateful to those who have signed it, but urge others to do ...
<t>Many thanks for the information about National Trust and other sites. I wasn't aware that National Trust charging policy in relation to carers (with annual/life membership) was the same as English Heritage's. <br/> <br/> Please provide any information you have about charging policies - and also t...
Hi there, I have received the following e-mail from English Heritage about this issue: “We have very recently discussed the points you raised at our Social Inclusion and Diversity Review Group, and it was agreed that further research is needed. We are taking this very seriously and are planning to c...
Hi there, Although over 300 people have viewed the information about our petition on Carers UK Forum, it has only attracted 32 signatures. We do hope more people will sign it. There are powerful reasons for doing so. As well as denying carer’s allowance to those on state pension, the current unfair ...
We were delighted to receive a message of support from our MP for our petition, calling on the government to change the current rules, so that carers can receive both carer’s allowance and state pension. Huddersfield MP, Barry Sheerman, says he is going to sign our petition, and has e-mailed us as f...
Thanks for signing. And yes, Nilla, it is. And I hope all is well with you. Best wishes, David