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Entitlement to Carers allowance
Hello, a friend is on esa and pip benefit and now needs help in shopping cooking showering and medication help. She lives as a private tenant and gets a housing benefit, in a 1 bedroom house the person who cares for her find it hard to go back and forth to look after her, if she moves into a 2 bedroom flat would she still be entitled to Housing benefit for both rooms as the Carer could sleep there and look after her, as 1 bedroom is not ideal for both? Also would the person caring for her qualify for being her Carer and in his own right get Carers benefit? He has no job at present as it’s hard to juggle and she needs help and has nobody else, but is worried if she gets a house or flat with 2 rooms would she qualify for full benefit or is her entitlement only for 1? As He will have no other income and do you have to be related to them? As they were in a relationship years ago but now just friends, as her children don’t help her anymore