Reply To: Overlapping benefits- State Pension and War Widows


How much is she getting – I would use the £53. The rest is an underlying entitlement, in the same way as some people are “entitled” to Carer’s Allowance, but get another benefit paid to them at a higher rate.
These people are still entitled because of their underlying entitlement to the Carers Premium, but we don’t put Carers Allowance in, as it isn’t actually paid.