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Can two people get carers allowance for eachother?

wyn Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hello everyone just wanted to say hello to you all as I am new to this and I am so relieved that I have got somewhere to speak to people about any problems I have/get


  • wyn
    wyn Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I’m wondering if anyone knows any answers to my question please, I get pip and my friend gets the careers allowance for me and he has now been advised to claim pip himself, if he is entitled to pip would I beable to claim carers allowance for him? 
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2019
    Hi @wyn welcome to the community! Regarding your question, I am unsure however our community members will know and will be in contact with you soon to advise. Let us know if you have any further questions :)

    @joris please be mindful and respectful with your responses. The community should be a safe and supportive place for everyone. I would advise you to read the community guidelines to help you bare in mind about you respond to future posts.
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    horis Posts: 23 Connected
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @wyn and welcome

    If you both fulfil the eligibilty criteria then yes you would be entitled to claim.


    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

    Your eligibility

    You must earn no more than £120 a week after tax and expenses. Expenses can include:

    • 50% of your pension contributions
    • some of the costs of caring for your children or the disabled person while you’re at work

    All of the following must also apply:

    • you’re 16 or over
    • you spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone
    • you’ve been in England, Scotland or Wales for at least 2 of the last 3 years (this does not apply if you’re a refugee or have humanitarian protection status)
    • you normally live in England, Scotland or Wales, or you live abroad as a member of the armed forces
    • you’re not in full-time education
    • you’re not studying for 21 hours a week or more
    • you’re not subject to immigration control

    Bear in mind the reasons for you both claiming PIP. Does your condition allow for you to care for your friend for 35 hours per week ?
    Is your friends condition compatible with caring for you for 35 hours per week ?

    It is likely that both of your claims will be scrutinised fully, for example if you need physical help and your friend also needs physical help, how will you manage this ?

    The 35 hours care given to you will need to be separate to the 35 hours care that you give, so an average of 10 hours per day between the two of you.

    Do you live together ?
    It is more usual to be able to give reciprocal care for a couple living together,
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,553

    Scope community team

    I am very sorry to read your recent comments on this thread and the personal targeting of @wyn

    It is important to remember that words read online don’t always convey tone or context and so may be misinterpreted, therefore we would ask you to consider your language and our audience.

    In particular, I feel like your comments on this post are not in keeping with our guidelines, and I will be moderating your comments.

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  • wyn
    wyn Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi I have just been looking through the conversation following my question that I asked for help with and noticed you had to tell someone to take something down that was aimed at me, obviously Im really not impressed that someone has said stuff and I don’t even know what was said as I have only just been able to get back on here, I joined this as I believed that it was full of good people that are here to help and this has really annoyed me, but thankyou for what you said to the person who wrote something obviously wrong towards me, I would like to know what was said about me though please??
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi wyn

    As a public forum not every one is who they appear to be. There will always be differences of opinion, not all of which are helpful.  Comments aimed at members will be removed in line with the terms and conditions of the forum. The community champions are all here to help in anyway they can so please feel safe and be assured that we will do our best to answer your questions
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,553

    Scope community team

    Hello @wyn,
    Very sorry this has upset you. A member posted a message that broke our community guidelines and so we removed that post and warned the member. If you have any issues at all, then please get in touch with us via [email protected]
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