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Hi, my name is northeast84! Can I claim carers for my daughter?

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northeast84
northeast84 Community member Posts: 14 Listener
edited March 2022 in Benefits and income
Hi I’m in support group  for esa and get sdp and enhanced daily rate for pip. My daughter is receiving dla she’s 9 can I claim carers for her  would it affect any of my payments. Tia

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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,649 Championing
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    Hello @northeast84

    Welcome to the community, it's nice to see you join us and I'm sure you'll enjoy taking part here. This is a very supportive and welcoming place so you are certainly amongst friends, please feel free to have a browse and get involved wherever you'd like, and if you have any questions then don't hesitate to ask.

    I'm not certain of the answer to the question you asked in your post, however I have moved your discussion over to our benefits and financial support category so that it can be in a more suitable place. It might be worth having a browse through the category too, as well as some of our other ones, in case you find any related discussions or discussions you feel like taking part in.
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Championing
    edited March 2022
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    You can claim Carer's Allowance for looking after her provided she gets at least middle rate care component of DLA. 
    If your ESA is partly contribution based you will not be paid the Carer's Allowance.
    If you ESA is entirely income based you will be paid the Carer's Allowance but it will be deducted from your ESA.
    In both cases an additional premium (carer premium) will be added to the calculation of your ESA so overall you will get an additional £37.60/week.

    You can backdate the CA by 3 months if you wish to (if she was getting DLA throughout that time) or if she was only awarded the DLA in the last three months you can backdate to the date the DLA award starts from.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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