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Pension and carers allowance

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quincy
quincy Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi my hubby turns 65 in Feb gets his pension in May. I have no idea why the wait lol .my questions is someone told us that when he gets his pension the carers will stop is this correct please .we will find it really hard without the money tbh .. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,158 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    You can't claim carers allowance when claiming your state pension because of the overlapping benefit rule. What you will receive is an underlying entitlement to it. This could mean that you could be eligible for pension credit but of course claiming pension credit will depend on your circumstances. The following link will explain it all to you.

    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.
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  • quincy
    quincy Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thankyou it's a minefield I think he will need go see someone and ask advice what be best for us thankyou
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,158 Disability Gamechanger
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    As he will be claiming his state pension in Feb then it won't be possible to be paid the carers allowance. Pension credit is means tested and claiming this will depend on household income. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/benefits-entitlements/pension-credit/

    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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