Carer's allowance
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No one claiming carers for me.

sallylucysallylucy Member Posts: 12 Connected
I am on Pip care component, but have no one claiming carers for me, my son was, but he isn't able to provide care, has anyone any ideas please.


  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi sallylucy

    You cannot claim carers for yourself and the requirement is that a carer gives 35hrs per week. What is not clear is the type of care that needs to be given, it could be physical, support or a mixture. depending on your needs.

    Do you claim any other benefit ?
    If you have an IR element you may be entitled to premiums


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • sallylucysallylucy Member Posts: 12 Connected
    Cockney rebel I recieve the LWRCA element of UC.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you're talking about the Severe Disability Premium because no one claims Carers Allowance for you then unfortunately those premiums aren't paid with Universal Credit.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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