Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Issues with ESA and carers allowance

DaioDaio Member Posts: 5 Listener
I messed up my ESA form because I was dehydrated and panicked I made a mess of it but still sent it off after my care worker filled in part to say all my illnesse was right and true. Anyway now they stopped my carers allowance with no warning. So I am worried now because no letter or phone call and my stress levels are going through the roof. Can anyone advise me as to what to do please. 


  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Daio and welcome

    ESA should not  affect carers,

    The person you care for

    The person you care for must already get one of these benefits:

    • Personal Independence Payment - daily living component
    • Disability Living Allowance - the middle or highest care rate
    • Attendance Allowance
    • Constant Attendance Allowance at or above the normal maximum rate with an Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
    • Constant Attendance Allowance at the basic (full day) rate with a War Disablement Pension
    • Armed Forces Independence Payment

    Has this changed ?


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,001 Disability Gamechanger
    You cannot get contributory ESA and CA at the same time. Only the higher if the two. You can get means-tested ESA and CA, but... we’ll we’d need to know which you’re talking about. 
  • DaioDaio Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Ok I'll get back to you when I get letter. 
     Thank you
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