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Carers Allowance & private pension

66Mustang Community member Posts: 11,963 Disability Gamechanger
Just want to double check something.

My Mum gets Carer's Allowance for me. She is due to turn 60 soon and will receive a small private NHS pension from when she was a nurse for 8 years.

The NHS pension is approx. £300 a month.

As I understand it £300 a month is less than £139 a week which is the earnings cut-off point for Carer's Allowance; so she will still get her Carer's Allowance.

Edit to add: she doesn't work or receive any other income or benefits.

Is this correct?

Thank you.


  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,011 Disability Gamechanger
    The NHS pension will not matter. Carer's Allowance only looks at whether or not earnings exceed the threshold and pension income is not treated as earnings.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 11,963 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks Calcotti!


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