Carer's allowance
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

CA and partner's earnings

JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
edited February 2020 in Carer's allowance
Hello!

My Mum is trying to claim Carer's Allowance for me but is a little confused by the income limit. would the £123 a week just look at her income or her husband's too?

Thanks

Replies

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

    This will be her earnings and not her husbands. Providing she doesn't earn more than £123 per week after deductions she'll be entitled to the Carers allowance, if she doesn't claim state pension.
    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.
  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    Thanks @poppy123456

    We were about to start the process and saw it needed her husband's National Insurance number. The more we look, the more complicated it seems to get.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,721 Disability Gamechanger
    CA is one of the more straightforward benefits, provide 35 or more hours of care, to someone getting mid rate DLA care or PIP care, and earn less than £123 a week after most deductions and thats it, although it does seem to take around 12 for them to sort it.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    Her circumstances complicate it a little because of a small private pension and a final payment after a long term illness. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree it's a very simple claim. The reason it asks for a partner NI number is because Carers allowance is a taxable benefit.

    Her private pension is not classed as income for carers allowance. The final payment from working, will be classed as earnings and if this is more than £123 per week after deductions then she won't be entitled to CA for those weeks.
    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.
  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    Thanks @poppy123456

    I'm not clued up on taxes. I'm unsure how this would effect payment.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Whether or not it affects it will depend on her earnings from April 2019.
    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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

    Scope community team

    Hi @Jurph. How is your mum getting on with the claim for Carer's allowance?
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

    Your feedback is really important to the development of the online community, so please remember to complete our online community annual survey
  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    We did it yesterday @Adrian_Scope. We certainly didn't find it simple! I think we managed ok. Time will tell. Thank you.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

    Scope community team

    That should be the hard work done at least. Hopefully they won't keep her waiting too long for a decision @Jurph
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

    Your feedback is really important to the development of the online community, so please remember to complete our online community annual survey
Sign in or join us to comment.