Eligibility - remunerative work (determining): Carers (Info)
A person should not be treated as being in remunerative work if they are engaged as a carer by any of the following and the only income they receive from the engagement is exempt from income tax under the Rent a Room scheme
- Health Authority
- Local Authority
- voluntary organisation
- National Adult Placement scheme.
A person should not be treated as being in remunerative work solely because they are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance.
Note: Respite carers who look after people for a short time to give other carers a break are most likely to be covered by the Rent a Room scheme.