Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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I'm on ESA and PIP. My son is on UC. Would he be better of not claiming carers allowance?

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kyzer62
kyzer62 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi I was just reading so of you q I'm on esa an standard living Pip my son is on uc he put a claim in for carers allowance should he cancel it or claim it are we better of not claiming carers 

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  • Duninn
    Duninn Community member Posts: 184 Pioneering
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    Hi @kyzer62 - hope you’re well.  I’m not able to offer guidance on this but I know there are people who will. Stay well.
  • kyzer62
    kyzer62 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi thank you 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2021
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    Financially it makes no difference whether he claims CA or not because the CA will be deducted from the UC however he will get Class 1 NI credits on CA rather than just the Class 3 that UC provide. 

    Has he informed UC that he is a carer and is he getting the carer element in UC? That is the crucial thing to do to maximise his income unless he already gets the LCWRA element in which case he cannot be paid the carer element too.

    If he does any paid work he needs to be aware of the £128/week earnings limit for CA, there is no earnings limit for the carer element of UC.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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