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solly1902
solly1902 Community member Posts: 37 Connected
Hello I hope everyone is well. I've got currently looking for a carer and I have found one luckily. He's a family friend and is concerned about getting his other benefits getting affected. He currently receives child tax credit and his partner get working tax. My question is how much will it affect him as I don't want him to be worse off because of me. Thank you 

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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Does he work?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    What benefits do you claim for yourself exactly? If you claim Income Related ESA and it includes the Severe disability premium, if someone claims carers allowance for looking after you then you will lose the SDP.
    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.
  • solly1902
    solly1902 Community member Posts: 37 Connected
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    I get pip standard rate 
  • solly1902
    solly1902 Community member Posts: 37 Connected
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    No he doesn't his partner does 25 hours a week 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    solly1902 said:
    I get pip standard rate 

    Any other benefits? You need daily living PIP for someone to claim carers allowance for looking after you. If you're not claiming any other benefits then they can claim carers allowance for looking after you, providing they look after you for at least 35 hours/week.

    They need to be aware that it's taxable income so they will need to inform Tax credits that they will be claiming CA. Tax credits is based on the previous years income unless there's a £2,500 difference so they need to report the changes. They can use a benefits calculator to see if it will affect their tax credits.
    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.
  • solly1902
    solly1902 Community member Posts: 37 Connected
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    Thank you all for your help 
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