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    • scotty1971
    • By scotty1971 11th Apr 17, 5:04 PM
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    Tax credits and Carers Allowance
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    • 11th Apr 17, 5:04 PM
    Tax credits and Carers Allowance 11th Apr 17 at 5:04 PM
    As Carers allowance is counted as an income for tax credits,is it worth claiming as surely what you gain in Carers Allowance you would lose in Tax Credits or am i missing something?

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    Scott
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    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 19th Apr 17, 4:39 PM
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    can anyone explain why carers allowance stops when state pension starts, people do not stop caring
    Originally posted by sue maskall
    Carer's allowance and State Retirement Pension are, what are called overlapping benefits and cannot be paid together.

    Both are earnings replacement benefits and you cannot claim two of these.

    However, if the person is eligible for any means tested benefits, (for example, pension credit) then a carer's premium (about £30 ish a week) can be added on to that benefit.

    https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Your-Situation/Carers/Overlapping-Benefits
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