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Bingo66xxBingo66xx Member Posts: 2 Listener
if my partner claims carers allowance for me . And we both get p I p . With we be moved onto universal credit, I also claim carers allowance for my partner 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Both of these benefits aren't part of UC. What other benefits do you receive?
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  • Bingo66xxBingo66xx Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Esa support group, child benefit, child tax credits 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You won't be moved to UC by claiming carers allowance because it's not part of it.

    However, you should both be claiming Severe disability premium (SDP) in with your ESA instead of claiming carers allowance for each other. Claiming the SDP will mean you'll be £59.70 per week better off. To claim this you both need to cancel the carers allowance first.

    Link here for the severe disability premium. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/severe-disability-premium

    Speak to your local CAB for further advice.

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