I do hope someone might be able to help me or give advice if they are in similar circumstances. When claiming Carers Allowance the rules you say you are allowed to earn £123 pw from work. Savings and interest from savings, occupational pensions are not considered but what about income from a rental property? I have been instructed by the DWP to comply with a telephone interview regarding my Carers Allowance. They would not tell me what it is about but as I recently completed a tax return I think it maybe to do with the rental income which I have declared every year since I received it. They have never queried it before. I have been on various forums and websites to ask. The CAB &Independent Age say income is income no matter whether it is from work or investments. Carers UK and Mencap said no, it is only income from paid employment that is considered and unearned income such as comes from rent or interest from savings is disregarded. It is really difficult when even the agencies offering advice and support don't agree who do you believe. Half of the rental income pays the third party top up for my mother who is in residential so that I can care for my disabled daughter. I gave up work because statutory services could not arrange the care cover I required in order to continue working. It all seems so unfair.