Carer's allowance
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Claiming carer's allowance

Taz68Taz68 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 2020 in Carer's allowance
Hi everyone I am new on this site.
If anyone can give me any advice it would be greatly appreciated. 
I suffer from Vascular disease in my legs left is far worse and I can't walk very far so I have a blue badge I also get pip and get full mobility with a car. I also help look after my mum who has terminal cancer, but does not yet need any carers to come in. She receives full DLA and has a blue badge herself. She was mentioning about claiming carers allowance so she can give me something for helping her, I also work 10hrs a week in a residential home but I just do manicures and polish so I am sat down, I spread the hrs over a couple of days.
Would claiming carers affect what I claim myself.


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

    I'm one of the community champions here on scope and i'm here to help and advise others.

    Claiming Carers allowance for your mum could affect any benefits she may already be claiming for herself. You need to check that she's not claiming a Severe disability premium in any of her benefits. If she does then you claiming carers allowance will stop this disability premium, which could affect any other benefits she may already be claiming.

    If she doesn't claim that then you mustn't be earning anymore than £123 per week after deductions. May i also ask if you receive any other benefits besides PIP?
    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 @Taz68 and a warm welcome to the community, is there anything we can do to help? :)
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