Unpaid carers could claim £169 top-up per month outside of Carer's Allowance

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Unpaid carers could claim £169 top-up per month outside of Carer's Allowance

Specifically, this element is means-tested which means someone’s eligibility and how much money they can receive is dependent on their income and i

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Specifically, this element is means-tested which means someone’s eligibility and how much money they can receive is dependent on their income and investments.

When it comes to calculating this, the DWP takes into account a claimant’s Carer’s Allowance claim as part of their income.

It should be noted that claimants are unable to apply for Carer’s Allowance if they earn more than £132 a week.

However, people can still apply for the Carer’s Element of Universal Credit if they earn more than this amount.



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