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Can you work as a carer while claiming carers allowance and PIP mobility?

SystemSystem Posts: 521

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This discussion was created from comments split from: Just made a claim for PIP, 0 points.

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  • DismumDismum Member Posts: 5 Listener
    can I ask if a person is allowed to work as a full
    time career for someone outside their own home or family and still claim full
    carers and mobility in pip. The reason they claim pip are for bad back fibromyalgia arthritis. 
  • madquasimodomadquasimodo Member Posts: 130 Courageous
    I think that would depend on what the mobility was for, example if you had knee, leg, back problems, unless that person had lifting aids, wetroom, you might find it hard to explain, how you can be a carer and lift someone if your problems are due to a back problem.
    If you just helped with food medicines, going to doctors, shops for support it might not flag up, you need 35 hours of caring to get the payment. A lot would depend on why you claimed mobility, I am sure http://www.carersuk.org/ or the CAB would be a good place to look.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,300 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome, it reads as if the blind are try to lead the blind, plus not mentioned previously is the amount of money the Carer’s earning to be able to claim Carer’s allowance or just claim Carer’s allowance as well as their PIP which was awarded due to their immobility and other health problems, are is the person capable of caring duties considering their own health issues??

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Dismum said:
    can I ask if a person is allowed to work as a full
    time career for someone outside their own home or family and still claim full
    carers and mobility in pip. The reason they claim pip are for bad back fibromyalgia arthritis. 

    Sorry do you mean enhanced Daily living and Mobility ?

    As long as your caring duties do not impact on the reasons for your claim, then the following may be of use

    How it works

    You could get £64.60 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits.

    You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.

    You do not get paid extra if you care for more than one person.

    Carer’s Allowance can affect the other benefits that you and the person you care for get. You have to pay tax on it if your income is over the Personal Allowance.


    Eligibility

    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


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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