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Carer Allowance effects on other benefits

Sandri Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi everyone, my son is an autistic, young person who has universal credit with LCWRA (limited capability for work and work-related activity. Recently, he was award with PIP (personal independence payment) enhanced rate daily living component and standard mobility needs.
I am not working and don't have any benefit. I would like to apply for carer allowance, but I don't want to affect his benefits. Please, if someone could give me some advice, many thanks.



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