Carer's allowance
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MaimarshMaimarsh Member Posts: 7 Listener
My son is self-employed will claiming care allowance will it affect he's money in anyway 

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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Maimarsh

    Good Evening & Welcome.

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here.

    We have got some good info/advice here.

    I have posted a link below for you.

    https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/benefits/

    Please let me know if you need any further help????

    @steve51
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome,

    To claim carers allowance you must look after someone for at least 35 hours per week and that person must claim a qualifying benefit such as DLA mid/high rate care, PIP daily living or Attendance Allowance.

    You must also not earn more than £123 per week after deductions. https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility

    Do be aware also that you claiming carers allowance for someone means it could affect that persons benefits, depending on what they claim and their circumstances. It maybe worth you both speaking to an advice agency before you do anything else.

    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.
  • MaimarshMaimarsh Member Posts: 7 Listener
    But my son is self employed he helps me before work and after my stepdaughter claiming it at moment not seen since her dad died in august which not happy about because she's getting money for doing nothing 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As advised, if he's earning more than £123 after deductions per week then he won't be able to claim carers allowance. Please see the link i posted above.
    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: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Maimarsh, how are you getting on? :)
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  • MaimarshMaimarsh Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Still looking for ways to get care allowance 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Maimarsh said:
    Still looking for ways to get care allowance 
    I'm not sure what you mean by this? how much does your son earn each week from being self employed? As advised, to claim carers allowance you mustn't earn more than £123 per week after deductions. If he earns more than this then he won't be able to claim it.
    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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