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State pension: Martin Lewis explains if you’re entitled to more

Carer’s Allowance is overseen by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), like many other payments including the state pension, Universal Credit and PIP. The payment is made available to those who care for someone in receipt of certain benefits, for at least 35 hours a week. Those claiming Carer’s Allowance should expect to receive £67.25 a week from the DWP.

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However, it is important to note people cannot receive the full amount of both Carer’s Allowance and the State Pension at the same time.

This is due to the fact Carer’s Allowance and state pension are deemed as ‘overlapping benefits’.

The DWP has therefore laid out some important rules when it comes to Carer’s Allowance, with Britons having to use their own judgment to pick a circumstance which works for them.

If a state pension works out as less than what someone would receive in Carer’s Allowance, they will be able to get the difference paid in Carer’s Allowance.

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This will mean an additional or ‘top-up’ sum in Carer’s Allowance to add to a state pension entitlement.

There are different rules at play if a person’s state pension is more than their Carer’s Allowance entitlement.

If this is the case, a person will not be able to receive any Carer’s Allowance.

However, as the charity Carer’s UK explains, a claim for Carer’s Allowance may still be worthwhile to make.

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