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CA Not effecting UC disability premiums

jedimafia Member Posts: 13 Listener
edited October 2021 in Benefits and financial support
Am I right to think having a carer and her paid my carers allowance premium will not having any affect on the disability premiums I will have on Universal credit?  Their website is confusing.. thanks


  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

    Scope community team

    Hello @jedimafia.

    There aren’t currently any disability premiums on Universal Credit for adults. 
    If you mean the ESA equivalent on Universal Credit as you’re unable to work due to illness or disability then you’re correct, her claiming Carer’s Allowance for you won’t affect your Universal Credit claim. 

    Does she currently receive any other other benefits? As it may affect them.
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  • jedimafia
    jedimafia Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Nothing she's just on low rate esa and in 6-7 years a pension thanks :)
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,537 Disability Gamechanger

    You must be claiming a qualifying benefit such as DLA mid/high rate care or PIP daily living for her to claim carers allowance for looking after you.

    Which ESA does she claim, is it Income Related or Contributions based?


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