Benefits & Social Security

How will you improve the income of carers?

We will raise the rate of Carer’s Allowance to the same level as Jobseeker’s Allowance, giving carers an extra £600 each year. To recognise higher costs of living, we will also increase Carer’s Allowance further for those looking after more than one disabled child, as well as extending Winter Fuel Payments to families who have severely disabled children.

We will also abolish the 84 day-rule, which currently means that severely ill or disabled children needing more than 84 days hospitalisation or medical treatment lose both Disability Living Allowance and Carer’s Allowance.

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