Shocking 97% of eligible carers missing out on state pension boost

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Shocking 97% of eligible carers missing out on state pension boost

Post by Admin on Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:06 pm

Scheme designed to help carers of disabled people build better state pension pots has failed to reach 97% of its target group.

A scheme designed to help carers of disabled people build better state pension entitlement has failed to reach 97% of its target group, according to a new Freedom of Information reply from DWP obtained by mutual insurer Royal London.

The FOI reply indicates that just 3,524 people claimed the national insurance credit in 2016/17, compared with an earlier DWP estimate when the scheme was introduced that 160,000 carers could benefit.

Royal London and Carers UK are now calling for a more proactive approach from government to make sure that carers take up these valuable rights.

http://www.welfareweekly.com/shocking-97-of-eligible-carers-missing-out-on-state-pension-boost/
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