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hello12345
hello12345 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
hi. My mother receives pension credit. 
I got PIP awarded in end of May 2021. 
She applied for carer’s allowance as soon as I got the PIP award. 
She only applied for carer’s allowance for December 2020 - March 2021 as that’s when she was caring for me.
Now she has just received a letter from carer’s allowance and we don’t understand it. 
It seems like she was entitled to £1008.75 but they can’t pay her because she is claiming backdated money?? 
Or is it something she now needs to do through pension credit? 

Any help would be greatly appreciated 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Those that are claiming state pension can claim CA but can't receive it if their state pension is more than the Carers allowance. This is because of over lapping benefits rule. Instead she will have an underlying entitlement to it so could increase any pension credit she receives because they add the carers premium of £37.70 per week.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • hello12345
    hello12345 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thanks poppy. So does that letter mean she will get the £37 from pension credit? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    She will need to contact Pension Credit.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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