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Uselessgov6Uselessgov6 Member Posts: 4 Connected
Hi just after some information on care allowance  and uc care element,am on pip and my husband  claims uc care element  for me ,but at the monent my sister  do a lot for me whilst husband at work in the day time ,  could  she claim care allowance and husband keep uc care element 

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

    Unfortunately, it's not possible for your sister to claim Carers Allowance and for your husband to claim carers element at the same time. This is because they are benefits that can be claimed while caring for someone.

    Hope this helps clear things up for you.
    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.
  • Uselessgov6Uselessgov6 Member Posts: 4 Connected
    Thankyou ,i think about taking husband of uc care element  of our uc and get sister to claim care Allowance as she lost her job due coronavirus 

  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,511 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Uselessgov6

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome,

    May i ask what other benefits your sister is claiming?
    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.
  • Uselessgov6Uselessgov6 Member Posts: 4 Connected
    She not claiming any thing 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The yes, if your huisband cancels the cares element then your sister can claim carers allowance but do be aware than if she works again anytime in the future then she'll need to earn less than £128 per week after deductions. Anything more than this and she won't be entitled to any carers allowance. https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility Carers allowance is also taxable income.

    It may also be worth her getting a benefits check done with her local advice agency to see if she's entitled to any other 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.
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