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Carers Allowance is a benefit only for carers. This factsheet explains the rules for getting this benefit. It shows how getting Carers Allowance can influence other benefits. It is important to check if Carers Allowance is the best option for the carer and the person who needs care.
Universal Credit has now replaced this benefit.
Pension Credit has two parts; Guarantee Credit and the Savings Credit. The Guarantee Credit replaced Income Support for older people. The Savings Credit is a way some people can get extra help if they have saved for their retirement.
This applies to adults of working age – that is for people from the age 16 to the qualifying pension age.
It is a means-tested benefit. People will not be eligible if they have savings, income or assets worth more than £16,000.
Universal Credit integrates existing means-tested benefits into one single monthly payment. The existing benefits are now referred to as ‘legacy benefits’.
Find out more on the Welfare Benefits page.