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Carers Allowance is being deducted from ESA and housing Benefit

RickyR2992
RickyR2992 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi to you all.
Im receiving ESA support group along with housing benefit, my careers allowance is being deducted from both benefits, is this right that I lose the benefit twice? Any advice would be appreciated 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,661 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Carers allowance has nothing to do with your housing benefit. How much you're entitled to will depend on your circumstances. Do you rent from social housing or private landlord? If it's social housing and you have spare bedrooms then the bedroom tax will apply to you. If it's privately renting then your entitlement will be based on the amount of bedrooms you need and the local housing allowance rate for your area.
  • RickyR2992
    RickyR2992 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi poppy123456 thank you for reply, I rent privately looking at local housing allowance for my area I’m receiving the correct allowance, I just did not understand why they use carers allowance in their calculations of capital.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,661 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry but i'm not understanding your question here. Carers allowance isn't classed as capital. It's a taxable benefit.

    If you're receiving the correct amount of housing benefit then i'm unsure exactly what your question is. How many bedrooms you're entitled to will depend on your circumstances.https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,739 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome to the community, just wanted to say hello and hope the advice given helps you
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • RickyR2992
    RickyR2992 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hello janer1967 and thank you for your welcome, yes advice received from poppy123456 was helpful, not being on any benefits before I’m like a fish out of water, after revisiting and looking at my housing benefits (how they work out your benefit page) and although they use carers allowance in their money I have coming in calculations I’m receiving the correct amount of housing benefit for my circumstances  :)

  • Ails
    Ails Member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @RickyR2992 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  Glad to hear Poppy's advice was helpful.  If there is anything else we can help/support you with then please just ask.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
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