What benefits am I entitled to?
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.


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


  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 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!
  • 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!


    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
Sign in or join us to comment.