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Benefit complexity making it difficult for Carers

Posted on September 8th 2009

Says a new report from the Commons Public Accounts Committee

The complexity of the benefits system is making it difficult for Carers to access support, the Commons Public Accounts Committee has said.

In a new report, 'Supporting Carers to Care', the Committee highlights that whilst there are an estimated six million unpaid Carers in the UK, less than a million are in receipt of Carer's Allowance. More Information here.

Childcare news

Posted on August 15th 2009

New regulations allow a new disregard from a claimant's earnings in respect of childcare charges where a child is cared for by a foster parent (other than the child's own foster parent) or a domiciliary care worker or where the child is looked after in their home by someone other than a relative.

Industrial Injuries Extended

Posted on July 13th 2009

Miners or ex miners affected by osteoarthritis in the knee may be able to claim this new Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, they must have worked as a coal minor for at least 10 years. Some other rules also apply.

Plans to stop Attendance Allowance

Posted on July 9th 2009

Disabled and carers are up in arms at possible plans to pay Attendance Allowance (A.A) directly to local council's social services departments.

More information can be found here.

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