HC Deb 16 February 1993 vol 219 c171W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make it his policy to raise the earnings limits on benefits available to carers.

Mr. Scott

The earnings limit for invalid care allowance will be increased from £40 to £50 per week from April 1993. This will be the fourth substantial increase in successive years. Also from April, a £15 earnings disregard will be introduced for all carers receiving income-related benefits.

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