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

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bongo123
bongo123 Community 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.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,159 Disability Gamechanger
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    HI,
    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.

    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.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,173 Disability Gamechanger
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    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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