Don't forget you can still claim for Carer's Premium. This means you can have a higher weekly income but still qualify for Pension Credit. The Credit may or may not be worth much in money terms, but if you qualify for it you qualify for a lot of other things, too.
I'm probably telling you things you already know about however!
For those people under pension age this means that the person is means tested to receive Carers Allowance; if on income support, your income support will be reduced giving you an equivalent of income support plus about another £15 pounds per week. Who says that’s a living? It’s less than the basic state pension!
Signed this the other day, although like many others I cannot claim careres allowance, I work 3 days a week and earn over £80 a week so am not eligible... even though I care for my mum with AD, my sister who is learning disabled and MIL. As far as I am aware if you are a pensioner you cannot claim the carers allowance, have heard horror stories about people being over paid by the benefit office and they have clawed it back, how prevelant is this, does anyone know?