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HarryhoudinlHarryhoudinl Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 2020 in Carer's allowance
My Wife has had her carers allowance stopped but it is borderline. Has anyone got an idea of any allowances you can claim to bring it below the threshold 
thanks

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2020
    HI and welcome,

    Are you saying that it was stopped because she works and earns more than £123 per week after deductions? If so then may i ask how much she earns per week?
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  • HarryhoudinlHarryhoudinl Member Posts: 3 Listener
    It varies but no than £126a wwe,k
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There's no allowances that can be claimed. Expenses that will reduce earnings are as follows.

    Your earnings are any income from employment and self-employment after tax, national insurance and expenses.

    Expenses can include:

    • 50% of your pension contributions
    • equipment you need to do your job, for example specialist clothing
    • travel costs between different workplaces that are not paid for by your employer, for example fuel or train fares
    • business costs if you’re self-employed, for example a computer you only use for work

    If you pay a carer to look after the disabled person or your children while you work, you can treat care costs that are less than or equal to 50% of your earnings as an expense. The carer must not be your spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling.


    Or maybe reducing the hours worked by 1 per week would also help.

    May i ask if you're claiming any other benefits, possibly Universal credit?


    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.
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Harryhoudinl and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  I hope you have found Poppy's advice and information helpful.  If there is anything we can help/support you with then please just ask.  All the best.  :smile:
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  • HarryhoudinlHarryhoudinl Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks everybody for your advice.
    i hope to be a regular contributor 
    Terry
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,259 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community and happy your query has been answered. Have a look around the site and feel free to join in any discussions or start your own
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