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Harryhoudinl
Harryhoudinl Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2020
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    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?
    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.
  • Harryhoudinl
    Harryhoudinl Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    It varies but no than £126a wwe,k
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    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?


    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.
  • Ails
    Ails Community member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
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    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:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Harryhoudinl
    Harryhoudinl Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thanks everybody for your advice.
    i hope to be a regular contributor 
    Terry
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,386 Scope online community team
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    Welcome to the community @Harryhoudinl. :smile:
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    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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