Carer’s Allowance and the Retirement Pension

House of Commons Library, June 2017

Carer’s Allowance cannot be paid in addition to the Retirement Pension because of the “overlapping benefits” rule. This Commons Library briefing looks at the rationale for this rule, and at the position of successive governments on payment of Carer’s Allowance to people over State Pension Age.

Click here to view the briefing.