Carer's allowance
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Help please

sarah85sarah85 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi i have been awarded the standard rate in daily living needs for pip and also standard mobility rate.
Is my partner eligible to claim carers allowance as he looks after me
Many thanks

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    That will depend on his circumstances. To claim carers allowance you mustn't be earning more than £123 per week after deductions and what benefits he claims, if any. https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility

    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sarah85, it is also possible that your partner might be entitled to a carers needs assessment. This is another way in which support can be provided :)
    Scope

  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    To recieve carers allowance.......the carer must not recieve more than £120 per week....and care for 35 hours per week.   Only one carer can ...recieve carers allowance for the same person.......it takes time to process the application, but if accepted any cash will be back dated......now like me who cares 24/7 for my disabled wife i also claim Income support.....which is means tested on your savings of over £6k . Hence my initial post when i first joined here.

  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Be prepared to sort out......bank details.....incomes.......savings......and proof of your pip assesments.......the initial paperwork is huge.....found on Gov.com    i think.......but stick to it.....get what you are intitled to.

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    To receive carers allowance the maximum amount allowed to earn is now £123 per week after deductions. To claim carers allowance is very simple online form that takes just a few minutes. No proof of a qualifying benefit is needed because carers allowance check all that their end.
    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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