20 March 2017

Carer’s Allowance - earnings limit increased

The amount a claimant can earn whilst being entitled to Carer’s Allowance will increase from £110 per week to £116 per week from April 2017.

The change, introduced by new regulations SI 386/2017, comes into effect from 10 April 2017. 

Carer's allowance is taken into account as income in full for tax credit purposes and is treated as unearned income for the purposes of Universal Credit. Unearned income reduces the amount of Universal Credit award £1 for £1.