The commons work and pensions committee would like to hear from you if you have been contacted by the DWP in connection with a carer’s allowance overpayment.
As we reported last month, the DWP has launched a campaign against carer’s allowance overpayments that will see more than a thousand carers prosecuted and 10,000 fined by the DWP.
Many of the overpayments have arisen because claimants were not aware that there was an earnings limit for people receiving carer’s allowance.
The work and pensions committee is clearly unimpressed with this assault on carers.
As they point out, there are 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK who make a hugely valuable contribution to society.
Yet earning just £1 over the earnings threshold results in them losing 100% of their carer’s allowance.
Committee Member Ruth George MP said:
“Our health and social care systems would…
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