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Is my estranged husband entitled to carers allowance?

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sunshinelois
sunshinelois Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I'm estranged from my husband but we still share a house I'm in receipt of pip and universal credit but my estranged husband cares for me but works full time is he entitled to carers allowance as he does everything

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Unfortunately not because he works full time. To be eligible for carers allowance you mustn't earn more than £132 per week. https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility
    Are you claiming UC as a couple or as a single person? If you're claiming as a couple because you live together then he can claim Carers element of UC.


    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.
  • sunshinelois
    sunshinelois Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    That's what I thought poppy ty so much for the info really appreciate your help 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2022
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    Are you claiming UC as a couple or as a single person? If you're claiming as a couple because you live together then he can claim Carers element of UC.
    I inferred from opening post that they are separate benefit units with OP claiming as a single person (but that may not be the case)..
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
    Are you claiming UC as a couple or as a single person? If you're claiming as a couple because you live together then he can claim Carers element of UC.
    I inferred from opening post that they are separate benefit units with OP claiming as a single person.

    Yes i did too but still married, living together and the husband still caring for them, i just thought i'd check.
    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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