CA Not effecting UC disability premiums

jedimafia Community member Posts: 13 Listener
edited October 2021 in Benefits and income
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: 11,305 Online Community Programme Lead
    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.
  • jedimafia
    jedimafia Community member Posts: 13 Listener
    Nothing she's just on low rate esa and in 6-7 years a pension thanks :)
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,304 Championing

    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?