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Hi, my name is bongo123! If my wife claims carers allowance for me, will it impact my ESA?

bongo123 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi, can anyone tell me if my wife claims Carers Allowance for me, will this affect my standard rate ESA? Thank you.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,694 Disability Gamechanger
    There's no such thing as "standard rate" for ESA. For your wife to be able to claim Carers Allowance for looking after you then you must be claiming either PIP daily living or DLA mid/high rate care. She must also not earn anymore than £128 per week after deductions. https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility
    Whether it will affect your ESA will depend whether you claim the ESA as a couple.

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,452 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @bongo123 - & welcome to the community. I hope that Poppy, & the link she has given, has helped you to understand whether your wife can claim Carer's Allowance for you dependent on any relevant benefits you may also be claiming, etc. Please do ask any further questions, as benefits can be far from easy to understand.


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