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PENSIONS MINISTER CALLS ON CARERS TO SIGN UP FOR CARER'S CREDITS

Minister for Pensions, Baroness Altmann, is calling on all carers to check they are getting what they are entitled to – and urging everybody to spread the word to carers they may know. Nearly 200,000 people with caring responsibilities could receive a boost to their pension – worth hundreds of pounds a year – by claiming Carer’s Credit. But currently only an estimated 5% of those eligible are signed up to receive these additional National Insurance contributions. Signing up for Carer’s Credit for a year means a carer could receive over £200 extra per year in State Pension when they retire. Go to the DWP website page click here - or contact St Helens Carers Centre for further information.

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE (DLA): MIGRATION TO PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT (PIP)

click the "Carer Information" button on the menu at the top of the page then choose "benefits and finances" for full details. For the gov.uk factsheet, click here

YOUNG CARERS CENTRE DONATION


Staff at the Ashton in Makerfield office of the Department of Work & Pensions recently got together and raised a staggering £ 1,315.23 which they have donated to St Helens Young Carers Centre. They chose the charity to donate to as one of their staff, Katherine Crompton, has a daughter who is a young carer and attends the centre. Katherine said she can't speak highly enough about the centre and the opportunities it has offered her daughter as a young carer. Pictured is Tania Barker, left (young carers sessional worker) and Sally Willoughby, right (Young Carers Family Support Manager) being presented with the cheque by Katherine's daughter.


 

     

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