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U.c and carers allowance help

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csafc
csafc Community member Posts: 6 Listener
edited October 2021 in Benefits and financial support
Hi.. im claiming carers allowance for my mother she is about to move onto state pension and wev been told the carers will stop or i should stop claiming it because she will b losing money is this true.. i have 1 dependant living at home with me so do i stay on income support or do i need to make a fresh claim for universal credit.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,229 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    Who told you that the carers allowance will stop?

    Does your mother live alone or classed as living alone?
    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.
  • csafc
    csafc Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Hi poppy that should have said my mum in law.. she is also receiving pip. my partner lives at home with her hes 43 she went to advice center to find out about the pension an was told that she would be losing money if im claiming carers also that she would be losing money if my patner is living with her
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,229 Disability Gamechanger
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    Unless your partner is claiming a qualifying benefit like PIP daily living or DLA mid/high rate care then your mum won't be entitled to claim the severe disability premium. This means if you claim carers allowance for looking after her then it won't affect her benefits.
    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.
  • csafc
    csafc Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    No my partner was on pip until last year his pip ended he was claiming esa until last wk an now in the process of making a claim for u.c.so me claiming carers wont effect any of her benefits i.e pension pip housing benefit etc. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,229 Disability Gamechanger
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    No, you claiming carers allowance for your mum won't affect her benefits because it's your carers allowance claim, not hers.
    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.
  • csafc
    csafc Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Ok thanks so much for ur help poppy  :)
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