Carers are to receive more help as a result of measures passed
by parliament, including the extension of the invalid care
allowance to people aged 65 and over.
Removing the upper age limit for claims to ICA means carers over
65-years-old will be able to claim the benefit for the first
The Regulatory Reform (Carer’s Allowance) Order 2002 will
also increase entitlement to ICA for up to eight weeks after the
disabled person dies, and will change the name of the benefit to
‘Carer’s Allowance’, making it clear it is for
carers and their needs.
The changes will be implemented in October 2002 and April