Care allowance measures

The income thresholds for the calculation of the amount of the care allowance will be raised in four steps from 2012 to 2015. As a result an increase in the standard premium will have less of a knock-on effect in the allowance to be paid. In addition, from 1 January 2013 capital will also be included in the assessment. This will mean that households with a low income but a large amount of capital will no longer be entitled to care allowance.