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Retirement payment. - Carers UK Forum

Retirement payment.

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My wife took early retirement and was given a lump sum of money by her employer as a long term service award. This was more than the four weekly amount allowed by DWP for Carer's Allowance. Should this sum have been considered by DWP as wages for that period? Or should it be considered differently?
Was it given as a pension payment.
long term service award
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https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... %20benefit.

Occupational or personal pensions do not count as earnings and you can be paid Carer’s Allowance in addition to these. However, if you get extra Carer’s Allowance for your partner their occupational/personal pension could affect this extra amount (some carers previously received extra benefit for their partner as part of their Carer’s Allowance - this was called the adult dependant addition but is not available for new claims).

If you do receive taxable income such as occupational or personal pensions or part-time earnings you should inform the tax office about your Carer’s Allowance, because it is a taxable benefit.

Occupational or personal pensions do not count as earnings and you can be paid Carer's Allowance in addition to these. ... If you do receive taxable income such as occupational or personal pensions or part-time earnings you should inform the tax office about your Carer's Allowance, because it is a taxable benefit.
This was not a pension payment. It was a singular long term service leaving award.