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If someone claims carers for me can I claim CA for my son?

bobbimummy
bobbimummy Member Posts: 1 Listener
Some one claims carers element for me I am struggling to know if I can claim my own ca for my son 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,856 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 1
    If they get a relevant disability benefit then yes you can claim CA for looking after them The fact somebody gets CA for looking after you is not relevant. However whether or not you can actually be paid CA will depend on what other benefits you already get. For example, if you are pension age and get a State Pension you will not be paid CA (although claiming it might increase entitlement to other benefits).

    If you get Universal Credit you can claim the carer element of UC (unless you already get the LCWRA element) without claiming CA.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,781 Disability Gamechanger
    One thing to point out because we don't know how old your son is. If he's claiming a Severe Disability Premium in another benefit, this will stop if you claim either Carers Allowance or Carers element for looking after him.
  • racyguy
    racyguy Member Posts: 38 Listener
    Some one claims carers element for me I am struggling to know if I can claim my own ca for my son 
    No issues at all other than what everybody else has said. Please bear in mind that the type of care you are giving does not create questions of your own disability claim. It is quite common for husband and wife to each claim Carers Allowance for each other.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,361 Disability Gamechanger
    Surely you mean the type of care does potentially create questions.

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