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Hi, my name is sparkler53!

i have a son who has cerebal palsy i am 64 and now collecting my pension can my son now get carers allowance in his own rights as it got stopped when i got mr pension


  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2018
    Hello @sparkler53 and welcome to our community :)

    New here myself, I don't have an answer to your specific question, but I have no doubt that there are others who do and who will be in contact with you soon. Don't hesitate to put any questions - you are among friends here.

    Best to you,

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry, carers allowance is paid to a person that cares for another person for 35 hours pw, Your son cannot claim carers allowance for himself.

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 38
    edited January 2018

    Hi @Sparkler53,

    Welcome to the community! Great to have you on board with us :)

    Not sure if you've had much of a chance to have a look around under our 'Popular Groups' section - in case you haven't we do have a couple of groups that might be helpful for you. You mention your son has CP - if you ever need to ask a  condition specific question and there is a group for Cerebral Palsy

    We also have a group purely focused on finances/benefits called 'Employment issues, finances and disability benefits'. You mention your unsure about whether you son can now claim carers allowance;  there is a sub group called 'What benefits am I entitled to?' which might be helpful.

    Alternatively, on the main Scope website we also have a benefits and grant checker which might be worth running through to check entitlement.

    Hope some of this info was helpful.

    Best wishes,


    Scope helpline

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