Disability Benefit Changes To Lead To Shock £31 Million Cut In Carers’ Benefits

This is just mad if the government paid carers the same wage it pays staff in a nursing home just think how much it would cost.
It’s time they remembers that Carers save them a lot of money.

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Carers UK has condemned the 11th hour publication of Government analysis which shows that cuts to disability benefits will result in a knock-on reduction of at least 10,000 in the number of people eligible for Carer’s Allowance.

The main benefit for carers, Carer’s Allowance, is linked to the benefits of those they care for – currently Disability Living Allowance, which is to be gradually replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP) from April.

Previous indications from Government were that, despite a planned 607,000 cut [1] to the numbers of disabled people receiving financial support, introduction of Personal Independence Payment ‘will not affect’ numbers entitled to Carer’s Allowance[2].

But a shocking cut to Carer’s Allowance has emerged in the last minute publication of a Department for Work and Pensions assessment which shows that 10,000 fewer carers will be entitled to Carer’s Allowance by 2015.

This represents a devastating £31 million cut in financial…

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