Carer's allowance
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Hi, I'm magsalex! Can my husband and I both claim carers allowance for supporting each other?

magsalexmagsalex Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 3 in Carer's allowance
Hi my query is this. Can my husband and I claim carers allowance for each other as we are both on pip and are supporting each other. At the moment I claim for him. 


  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,050

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    edited March 3
    Hello @magsalex and welcome to our community.

    Yes, a couple who care for each other can each claim Carers Allowance.  Here's one of our recent threads that gives a quick introduction and explains more about eligibility and applying.  

    Please let us know if you have any further questions :)  
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,187

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    Hello @magsalex

    Welcome to the community, I hope you are well.
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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,516 Disability Gamechanger
    hi @magsalex and welcome to scope, the answer is a definite yes, providing your ability to provide care doesn't go against the reasons you claim PIP for.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
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