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Carers Personal Budget and Income Based Benefit

Zebra88Zebra88 Member Posts: 55 Courageous
Hi everyone

My partner just had a carers assessment and was told he will recieve a cheque for £150 as his personal budget, to be used for train tickets so he can visit his friends as the majority of our spare money is spent on day to day travel for him as my carer. It's a one off payment and before we accept it I just need to know if it will affect housing benefit or ESA? I'm reluctant to call and ask ESA directly as the last time I asked a hypothetical question about college they suspended my benefit in error and I had to go through the rigmarole of someone listening to the call to prove I didn't report a change :/

Many thanks 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    This is a direct payment and these won't affect any other benefits you claim.
    Community champion and 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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