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disabledmom
disabledmom Community member Posts: 46 Connected
Decision maker called yesterday and said they have awarded me 11 points for both. 
For one year. I am currently on income support joint  with my partner as we are carer to our disabled child.
Would we go through any changes to our benefit?

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  • disabledmom
    disabledmom Community member Posts: 46 Connected
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    Thank you 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @disabledmom and thanks for your query.

    I don't think it would lessen your other benefits, but it might qualify you for additional support, like enhanced disability premium. Turn2Us explains what else you might be entitled to with enhanced daily living on PIP. 
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    If you are the one claiming Carer’s Allowance for your child, if you are awarded Daily Living PIP your partner could claim
    Carers Allowance for looking after you provided he doesn’t earn more than £152/week. His CA will be deducted from your IS but an additional carer premium will be added which will increase your combined income.

    Above assumes that your partner doesn’t receive DLA or PiP himself. If he does, the advice will be different.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,212 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:

    Carers Allowance for looking after you provided he doesn’t earn more than £152/week.

    Typo, this should be no more than £132/week. ( i know you know this) https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    £132/week is of course correct. Thanks, poppy. Too late for editing my post.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • disabledmom
    disabledmom Community member Posts: 46 Connected
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    I receive carers for my daughter so I will inform him about the carers for me.

    Do you think I should appeal 11 points for both (currently got 11 for care and 11 mobility) and perhaps for a longer award?
    One out feels so painful.
    But Im really grateful to even get high points of such. 
    Is there a risk losing the award altogether?
    Sorry for the questions it's my first pip claim.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,212 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your partner claiming carers allowance for looking after you will also pay class 1 NI credits for them. At the moment i assume the Income Support is in your name which means your partner will not be receiving any NI credits.
    I don't think anyone can advise you whether you should challenge the decision because we don't know anything about your conditions and how they affect you. Most MR decisions remain the same anyway as only about 23% of them change.
    You should get some expert advice to see if it's possible to score more points for a higher award before going any further.
    Yes you can also challenge the award length but you'll need to state why you think you should have been given a longer award.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • disabledmom
    disabledmom Community member Posts: 46 Connected
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    Your partner claiming carers allowance for looking after you will also pay class 1 NI credits for them. At the moment i assume the Income Support is in your name which means your partner will not be receiving any NI credits.
    I don't think anyone can advise you whether you should challenge the decision because we don't know anything about your conditions and how they affect you. Most MR decisions remain the same anyway as only about 23% of them change.
    You should get some expert advice to see if it's possible to score more points for a higher award before going any further.
    Yes you can also challenge the award length but you'll need to state why you think you should have been given a longer award.
    Thank you so much for your advice poppy
  • disabledmom
    disabledmom Community member Posts: 46 Connected
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    Could I ask perhaps one more question.
    The Dm says they are sending backpay in the bank.
    Is it too late for a MR? I just would like to extend the length of the award
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,212 Disability Gamechanger
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    You have 1 month from the date of the decision to request the MR (13 months with good reason, if outside of that timescale)
    When you request the MR you should do this in writing but you need to make it clear that it's the award length you're challenging and not the award itself.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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