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Carers Allowance change?

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ACGC
ACGC Community member Posts: 1 Listener
My carer has changed from one person to another. I get carer’s allowance. How do I change the name of my carer and get the payment sent to the new one?

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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,379 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @ACGC Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am unsure of an answer to your question.  Some one will know from the community or our team.

    We are a supportive, friendly community.  Care and share.

    Lots of information, advice and plenty of new friends. Please ask if we can help with anything some one will know.

    Please take care

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  • markyboy
    markyboy Community member Posts: 367 Pioneering
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    As far as i am aware it is up to the carer to apply for carers allowance and prove eligibility not for you to claim and have the money sent to the new one
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    ACGC said:
    My carer has changed from one person to another. I get carer’s allowance. How do I change the name of my carer and get the payment sent to the new one?
    Hi,

    You don't get the Carers Allowance, the person that cares for you claim it and payment is made to them.

    As Markboys has said, the person that claims carers allowance for you now needs to stop the claim, then the new carer can then claim the carers allowance but this will depend on their circumstances.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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