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Carer's allowance if you are over pension age

Carer's Allowance

If your state pension is less than your carer’s allowance, you will be entitled to a top up of carer’s allowance to that amount.

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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