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Carers premium

Hi,I applied for carers in Nov 26th 2019 for my Autistic grandson who is 8 I have looked after him from 9 months while parents work he was diagnosed in Sept Oct last year and gets PIP middle rate,,I was told as get pension credit although entitled to carers allowance from Dec 2nd could not receive as receive pension credit and contact pension credit about carers premium this was Jan 17th then I received a letter dated 31st Jan 2020 from pension credit handling site A saying I would be receiving carers premium on my pension credit fro 2nd Sept 2019 great you would think but next day received a letter from pension credit also dated 31st Jan from pension credit handling site B  saying I am entitled to carers premium fro 23rd Dec 2019  bot have pages saying exactly how it is worked out now I am confused has anyone else experienced this ?


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,259 Disability Gamechanger
    @mimmit Hello and welcome to the community, I am a community champion here. Unfortunately I am unable to answer your query but I am sure one of the other champions will be able to. The site is a bit quiet over the weekend so you may not get an immendiate response. I just wanted to welcome you and I hope you get your query resolved.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    It will be DLA that he claims and not PIP because he's under the age of 16.

    Carers premium is £36.85 per week and this is what your pension credit will be increased by.
    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 @mimmit, is there anything else we can do to help?
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