Carer's allowance
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Hi, my name is daphneparry! Can my daughter claim Carer's Allowance for me?

daphneparrydaphneparry Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 5 in Carer's allowance
can  my daughter claim carers allowance for me I have mental health problems and arthritis in lower back and hands and have got two prosthetic knees due to arthritis

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2
    HI and welcome,

    For your daughter to be able to claim carers allowance for looking after you, you must be claiming a qualifying benefit such as PIP daily living, DLA mid/high rate care or Attendance Allowance.

    If you do claim any of those and your daughter looks after you for at least 35 hours per week and she's not a student or she doesn't earn more than £128 per week (after deductions) then yes she can claim it BUT it will also depend what other benefits, if any she's claiming because carers allowance can't be paid with some benefits because they are classed as overlapping benefits.

    However, if she does claim carers allowance then this may affect any other benefits you may already be claiming, for example, if you're claiming a severe disability premium in with another benefit then this will stop if your daughter claims carers allowance for looking after you.

    Hope this helps.

    See eligibility criteria here for carers allowance. https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    edited January 2
    Welcome on board Daphne and a happy new year to you  and yours. .....and a Happy new year to all admin. experts and scope members 👍
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,072 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome from me too 

    Hope the advice answers your questions  please just ask if there is anything else you want to know 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,578 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @daphneparry - I'd just like to add my welcome, as I see you've already received great advice. :)
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,565

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    Welcome to the community @daphneparry :) How are you getting on today?
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