Carers allowance and permitted pension contributions


I am aware that Carers Allowance will offset 50% of my pension contributions from my self employed income. Does anyone know if they consider the net or gross contribution? I am finding the rules for different benefits confusing. For example child tax credits offset gross pension contributions completely from income.

Thanks very much for any guidance.

Hi Michelle,

I suggest you contact the Carers’ Allowance division at the DWP or try the Carer’s Uk helpline:

You can email us at > > and we will respond to your enquiries within 10 working days, although it can often be sooner.

Our telephone helpline providing information is open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm - 0808 808 7777