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Carers allowance

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peklams
peklams Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I'm in receipt of pip standard rate, my sister needs a carer she is on high rate ESA and pip and entitled to a carer, can I claim carers allowance for being her carer 

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  • wilko
    wilko Community member Posts: 2,458 Disability Gamechanger
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    @peclans, hello and welcome. To claim carers allowance goggle carers allowance and read all about the criteria for claiming the allowance. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,928 Disability Gamechanger
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    peklams said:
    I'm in receipt of pip standard rate, my sister needs a carer she is on high rate ESA and pip and entitled to a carer, can I claim carers allowance for being her carer 

    HI and welcome,

    That will depend on your circumstances. If you work and earn more than £123 per week then you won't be able to claim carers allowance. Also if you're a student then you won't be able to claim it.

    You also need to check what benefits your sister is claiming. If she's claiming the severe disability premium in with her ESA then you claiming carers allowance will mean this premium will stop and she will lose £65.85 per week. Please check exactly what she's claiming before you do anything else.

    If someone is claiming carers allowance already for looking after her then you won't be able to claim it for yourself.



    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,385 Scope online community team
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    Hi @peklams. I hope all the information given has helped, but if you do have any other queries please don't hesitate to ask. :)
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