Carer's allowance
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awarded carers allowance

newbienewbie Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited August 2017 in Carer's allowance
Hi i have just been told tht I have been awarded carers allowance and that its been backdated from January but I wont get any money because we are on. Esa and because of this esa has to look at our benefit again. Does this mean that i might not get my backdated payment from January for carers allowance,


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ newbie

    Welcome to our website/online community.

    We have got lots of info on our home page which should help you.

    You will also find a Benefit Advisor who will be very happy in helping you.

    There is also a Benefit Calculator which mybe useful.
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    edited August 2017
    Hi @newbie

    Bit confusing I'm afraid.

    When you're on income-based ESA, the DWP account for your Carer's when calculating your award (e.g. if ESA was £100 and Carer's was £60 the actual ESA paid would be £40) therefore it's correct that the backdate of Carer's won't be paid, as you've had the full amount of ESA for that period.

    However. Aside from the Carer's itsself, you should receive a Carer's Premium on the ESA (£34.95/week) which will be backdated for the relevant period.

    Hope this clarifies things?

    Kind regards

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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Has this helped @newbie ?
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