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Stuff The Benefits Cap Says Court

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34933769

t comes after two adult carers challenged the way the benefits cap applied to people who care for their disabled adult children or relatives.
Carers can claim about £60 a week for caring for relatives - but claims can be included in the £500 benefit cap.

Ms Jarrett, whose lung cancer is in remission, suffers from conditions including emphysema and arthritis and has difficulty breathing and poor mobility.
Ms Hurley receives £62 a week but says she cannot afford her own house because of the cap.
She said: "Because of the cap I can't afford my own place. Me and the kids all sleep in a bed in one room. It is a nightmare."

Under the policy, couples with or without children, or lone parents with a child, can claim up to £500 a week in benefits
Single adults can claim no more than £350 a week
In comparison, the average UK salary of £27,000 works out at about £400 take-home pay a week

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How much would a 24/7 carer provided on the NHS cost or having them in a care home cost?

Better still, how much would someone have to earn to cover those costs through taxation/NI?

I don't know the answers but I suspect it's more than carers get from the government.

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