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carers allowence?

nightwarsnightwars Member Posts: 12 Listener
im 27 and have pip and esa, can i move into sheltereed/assisted living or if i move with my boyfriend can he get carers allowence?


  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,462 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community glad you have joined us.

    If you move in with your boyfriend it would depend on circumstances if he could claim carers allowance eg does he care for you for at least 35 hours a week, does he work if so are his earnings below the permitted amount

    If you are on any means tested benefits moving in together could also affect these and you would claim as a couple

    I suggest you go through benefits calculator and enter all your detauls to see what you can claim

    As for moving into sheltered housing I am not too sure but other members will be able yo advise more
  • nightwarsnightwars Member Posts: 12 Listener
    he works fulltime on night shifts
  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    Been sat waiting waiting on phone for DWP to answer been an hour already grrrrrrrrr xx
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,462 Disability Gamechanger
    If he works full time then he wont be able to claim carers allowance for you, and also his income could affect your ESA depends what type of ESA you get, it will not however affect your PIP.

    As suggested use the benefits calculator on the gov website to enter both your details 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    No he won't be able to claim carers allowance for looking after you because he works full time.

    As mentioned in your other thread here https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/73113/moving-info#latest you'll need to speak to DWP to ask exactly what ESA you're claiming because if all of it is Income Related then this will end when you mive in with your partner.

    Whether you'll be able to claim Universal Credit as a couple will depend on your partners earnings.

    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.
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