HC Deb 10 May 1988 vol 133 c93W
Mr. Dunnachie

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services in what circumstances invalid care allowance is deducted from other benefits a carer is eligible to receive.

Mr. Scott

Where a carer is entitled to invalid care allowance and, simultaneously, a personal income maintenance benefit, the maximum amount payable is the rate of the higher benefit. This applies where the carer is also entitled to any of the following benefits:—

  • sickness benefit
  • maternity allowance
  • unemployment benefit
  • invalidity benefit
  • severe disablement allowance
  • widow's benefit
  • retirement pension

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