Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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If someone with a carer is on ESA support group, enhanced premium, and PIP, will money be taken off?

poniesponies Member Posts: 66 Connected
Someone who is on esa support group & getting the enhanced premium £17.20 per wk
Also getting Pip daily living enhanced £89.60 per wk.
if they have a Carer will any money be taken off them.
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  • poniesponies Member Posts: 66 Connected
    Or will it only affect them if they’re receding Severe Disability Premium
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,238 Disability Gamechanger
    Having a carer won't affect their benefits 

    It only affects sdp if someone claims carers allowance for caring for them 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,236 Pioneering
    janer1967 said:
    Having a carer won't affect their benefits 

    It only affects sdp if someone claims carers allowance for caring for them 
    ...or the carer element of UC.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poniesponies Member Posts: 66 Connected
    They don’t get SDP they get enhanced premium.
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,236 Pioneering
    edited May 8
    ponies said:
    They don’t get SDP they get enhanced premium.
    If they live alone (or if any other adults they live with also get a disability benefit) then they are entitled to the SDP if nobody claims Carers Allowance or the carer element of UC for looking after them.
    If they qualify they simply need to ring ESA to get it added to their award (including backdated arrears).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poniesponies Member Posts: 66 Connected
    Thanks. They have a daughter 27yrs old who lives at home, who works full time.
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,236 Pioneering
    ponies said:
    Thanks. They have a daughter 27yrs old who lives at home, who works full time.
    So SDP is not applicable.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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