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Care elment

tinka1992tinka1992 Member Posts: 97 Connected
Hi so I get pip high rate I also work part time my partner is going to try get care elment will this be ok if I work also at moment he doesnt work but he is looking for work so if we did claim care elment if he went back to work would he not be able claim care elment for me we need know as dont see point if he wont get nothing when he go back to.work 

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

    Your husband can claim the carers element of UC and there's no earning limited to this, all he needs to do is care for you for at least 35 hours per week.

    He doesn't need to claim carers allowance to be eligible for this but if he did claim carers allowance then of course there's an earning limited to this.

    I believe i did post a link in a previous thread of yours regarding this, here's the link again about carers element.

    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.
  • tinka1992tinka1992 Member Posts: 97 Connected
    Does he have to go.down to.jobcentre once he put on journal or does it go straight on 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No, he won't need to attend any appointments. He will also be moved to the no work requirements group and won't have to attend any further appointments or be made to look for work.
    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.
  • tinka1992tinka1992 Member Posts: 97 Connected
    What do he have put on journal as never usee it before so not sure do he need tell them.im getting pip 
  • tinka1992tinka1992 Member Posts: 97 Connected
    Is this money backdated or not poppy 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Your partner needs to tell them that he's caring for you for at least 35 hours per week and ask for the carers element to be added. It can be backdated yes but it depends on circumstances.
    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,664 Disability Gamechanger
    I wish you the best of luck with this @tinka1992 and please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help :)
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