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Carer's allowance if you are over pension age

Carer's Allowance

If your state pension is less than carer’s allowance, state pension is paid and topped up with carer’s allowance to the basic rate of carer’s allowance.

If your state pension is more than your carer’s allowance, you won't actually get carer’s allowance, but you will still have an ‘underlying entitlement’ to it. This may help you to get an increase in any means-tested benefit you are receiving, such as pension credit.

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