Carer's allowance
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careers allowance

bigDuanebigDuane Member Posts: 7 Listener
i'm no longer with my wife and living alone can i claim carers allowance for myself as i'm on started create pip for depression and anxiety 
i can't travel on public transport and most of appointments i get a taxi to and from hospital 

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

    I'm afraid you can't claim carers allowance for looking after yourself.

    As you're living alone there's a benefit called Severe disability premium but to claim this you must be claiming certain Income related benefits. May i ask what other benefits you're claiming and do you have a PIP daily living award?
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  • bigDuanebigDuane Member Posts: 7 Listener
    edited November 2019
    Yes a receive daily living standard and low rate mobility I was 2 point of high rate mobility this is the first time have ever been on Benifits  of any kind
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for answering my question. I'm afraid because you don't claim any certain means tested benefits like Income related ESA/JSA or Income support then you won't be able to claim the severe disability premium.

    As you don't claim any other benefits, do you work and possibly claim working tax credits?


    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.
  • bigDuanebigDuane Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Sorry I get esa
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If it's Income related ESA you claim and you live alone or classed as living alone then you will be entitled to claim the severe disability premium (SDP) to claim this you need to ring ESA and ask to fill out the IS10 form over the phone.

    This premium pays an extra £65.85 per week in with your ESA. It can be backdated to the date you qualified.

    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.
  • bigDuanebigDuane Member Posts: 7 Listener
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @bigDuane! Please do let us know if there's anything else we can do to help. :)
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