Non employment income and Carers Allowence

Does anyone have any links/HMRC confirmation as to what the rules are in regards to non-employment income being received when someone is in receipt of applinked Carers allowance? I know employment/self-employment income is restricted, but what about rental income, income from investments (such as dividends) etc?

Hi Grefieth,

Carer’s Allowance is currently paid at £67.60 a week (2021-22).

Carer’s Allowance is not based on your income and capital (or any partner’s). > However, there is a cap on how much you can earn from work > and still be entitled to Carer’s Allowance.

Carer’s Allowance is taxable. However, you will only have to pay tax if you have other sources of taxable income > such as occupational or personal pensions or part-time earnings, > and if this combined income takes you over the threshold for paying tax. > Carer’s Allowance on its own is below this threshold.