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Questions on Carer's Allowance

Carers who are still looking after loved ones when they reach retirement age should continue to receive the Carer's Allowance.

That's the view of North Douglas MHK John Houghton who says it's unjust, and possibly unlawful, to stop the benefit when the state pension kicks-in.

Mr Houghton (pictured) has tabled questions on the subject for Tynwald tomorrow.

He's also unhappy that the one-off Carer's Bereavement Payment is not paid to those on a state pension.

Mr Houghton says the clash of benefit and pension needs to be looked at:

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