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Uc carers element

tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
Hi everyone ive a question on benefits as some of you no I now receive uc lcwra. Enhanced pip on both and council tax reduction, i have no mortgage as i paid off this. my daughter who is my full time carer gets carers allowance and carers element my question is does my daughters carers benefits reflect on the benefits I receive 
I'm sorry for all questions but this is a 1st for me with being on benefits 
Thanks 
Tara

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    I beleive i've answered this question for you before. No, it doesn't affect any of your benefits.
    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.
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    Thanks poppy you probably have answered you have helped so much it was only because I received a letter saying carers this could effect council tax reduction 
    Thanks poppy enjoy your day 😊 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome.

    This will be because the carers allowance is taxable income, so your daughter needs to be aware of that. I claim carers allowance for looking after my daughter but my council tax reduction isn't affected by this.Although all local council have their own criteria for council tax reduction.

    Thank you and you too :)
    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.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,373 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope the above information has been helpful @tara2019 :) 
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  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    Yes poppy excelled once again in advice given 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,373 Disability Gamechanger
    As always :) 
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