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Carers Allowance

Donboy Community member Posts: 9 Listener
Hi I wonder if anyone can help. My son has applied for carers allowance for me. He is currently on study leave from school and is doing  GCSEs his last exam is 16th June. Will thr DWP class him as being in full time education.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,590 Disability Gamechanger
    He will be classed as a full time education and will be unable to claim carers allowance for looking after you.

    Are you also claiming a Severe disability Premium in another benefit? If so then if someone claims Carers allowance or carers element of UC for looking after you then you will lose the SDP.

    Are you claiming child Tax credits for your son?

    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.
  • Donboy
    Donboy Community member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi @poppy123456. No I am claiming UC


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