Carers Allowance

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Why are carers who claim carers allowance of 67.25 in England. That you claim off universal credit treated differently with regards to the carers if Scotland and Ireland. This is racist. Scottish carers get 10.00 extra, for the same criteria of carers allowance along with 2 extra payments of 230.00 throughout the year. Irish carers get a whole lot more. Yet the criteria is the same. Why are we being paid less for the same requirement of hours. Than those. That is incredibly racist against the carers of England.

Yours faithfully,

David Taylor

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