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Hi I'm looking for advice on applying for carers allowance, I am a full time carer for my mom and we live together and she gets all the highest benefits does me applying for carers allowance effect any of her benfits

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  • LiamO_DellLiamO_Dell Member Posts: 1,114 Pioneering
    Hi @juliem68,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here.

    I've moved your post into our Ask a Benefits Advisor category, so @BenefitsTrainingCo can offer some help and support.

    If you have any other questions, then please do get in touch!
    Liam
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    Hi @juliem68

    From the information you have given, I doubt that applying for CA would have an impact on your mother.

    The only impact it can have, is if the claimant is receiving a 'Severe Disability Premium' on their income-replacement benefit (ESA/JSA/IS) then this is stopped by someone claiming CA. However she should not be receiving this anyway, as if you are living with another (non-disabled) adult, then the Severe Disability Premium should not be applied.

    Hope this helps!


    Mary

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