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Carers Allowance is being deducted from ESA and housing Benefit

RickyR2992RickyR2992 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 2020 in Carer's allowance
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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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 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.
    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.
  • RickyR2992RickyR2992 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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 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/

    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,113 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome to the community, just wanted to say hello and hope the advice given helps you
  • RickyR2992RickyR2992 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  :)

  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 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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