Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Carer’s Allowance and pension

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66Mustang
66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,960 Disability Gamechanger
A family member receives Carer’s Allowance for caring for me. They have a small NHS pension from when they worked as a nurse for a few years. It matures in 3 years, when they are 60, but they have the option of taking it early. If they cashed it in now it would be worth approximately £250 a month. 

Would receiving this pension affect their carer’s allowance?

They have no other income.

Thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    It's not classed as income for their carers allowance but the pension could affect any other benefits they maybe claiming.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,960 Disability Gamechanger
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