Carer's allowance
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How am i entitled (ON PIP high care and just started UC) Severe disability element?

jedimafiajedimafia Member Posts: 13 Listener
Been in prison sadly so no esa just pip.  What do i claim for now i've started my UC claim is there a severe disability elemenent i can now ask for i'm confused or must I apply seperately for a carers allowance?  Can it be paid to me?

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  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    You can’t claim Carers allowance for yourself. Severe disability premium is a possibility but as you have no income related benefits you can’t get it either so would need to claim universal credit like you have done.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jedimafia and welcome

    Alas there is no SDP payable with UC and you cannot claim carers for your self
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  • jedimafiajedimafia Member Posts: 13 Listener
    So once my UC has gone through can I apply straight away and with whom or must I wait even though I got the PIP HR? I do have someone who I can assign as my carer be easier i guess, she does everything I struggle with.  She was going to go on my council house application so eventually we can be housed together "as friends" as its impossible on my own and I dont trust many people, so government carers would be problematic

    It's a seperate benefit now, is that right?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2019
    jedimafia said:
    So once my UC has gone through can I apply straight away and with whom or must I wait even though I got the PIP HR? I do have someone who I can assign as my carer be easier i guess, she does everything I struggle with.  She was going to go on my council house application so eventually we can be housed together "as friends" as its impossible on my own and I dont trust many people, so government carers would be problematic

    It's a seperate benefit now, is that right?
    You are misunderstanding the carers allowance. You can't claim this yourself. Your carer has to apply for this and they will receive the carers allowance money, not you. You must also be claiming daily living award of PIP.

    Whether or not they're entitled to claim it will depend on what benefits they claim, if any or whether they are working. If they work then they mustn't be earning anymore than £123 per week after deductions. Please look at this link. https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance

    You should both get some face to face advice about what benefits can be claimed. Your local CAB or welfare rights is the best place to go.

    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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There's a lot of other things to think about here too. If you're going to live together then i'm assuming you'll be renting. If you're both going to be claiming help for the rent then you'll both need have a tenancy agreement so you can both pay half. If this happens and your carer is claiming benefits herself then this could mean your carer will have to make a claim for UC as well but this will depend on her circumstances.

    There's far too much advice to give on an internet forum and it's even more important that you both get face to face advice.
    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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