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Care for my autistic son and unable to work - Can I claim any benefits?

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samsung16
samsung16 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi i claim cares 4 my autistic son but am unable 2 work as im ill myself with mental health and numerus physical issues can i cliam any sick benifts .thanx

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  • Debbie_Alumni
    Debbie_Alumni Community member Posts: 932 Pioneering
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    Hi @samsung16,

    If you're claiming Carers Allowance you could potentially get a top up of income support.

    If you're able to, run the benefits calculator on our website http://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/check-benefits. This will highlight any potential entitlements you might have. If you get stuck and need some help with this, get in touch with us at the helpline and we can talk you through your options.

    Best wishes
    Debbie
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