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Can a parent claim cares allowance

terrence Member Posts: 14 Listener
my question is can a father claim carers allowance for his daughter. She receives pip the father receives dla they don't live in the same house though


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @terrence you can find all the information you need to know about Carer's Allowance here. If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to ask! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • terrence
    terrence Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Thank you for your reply. I'm still confused because I claim UC . I read that claiming carers allowance will affect my u c??
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,576 Scope online community team
    Hi @terrence, if you claim Carer's Allowance it is then deducted £ for £ out of your Universal Credit award as it is considered income. However, while you're claiming CA they will be making NI contributions for you.
    There is also a Carer's Element to Universal Credit which can be claimed by carers. You can claim this AND Carer's Allowance. 
    If you're unsure how to do this, put a note on your Universal Credit journal and speak to your case manager about it who will be able to help.

    Do let me know if you have any other questions!
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  • terrence
    terrence Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Thank you so much


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