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Carers to lose benefits

13th February 2013

New regulations could see thousands of carers in England, Wales and Scotland losing out on benefits.

Changes to disability-claim rules will mean about 5,000 carers who now receive an allowance of £58.45 a week will no longer get the benefit when personal independence payments replace the disability living allowance from April. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says the changes are necessary and that 20,000 additional carers should gain. However, the charity Carers UK says the move will be “cold comfort” to those missing out.


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