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Does claiming Carers Element affect pensions in any way?

ponies Member Posts: 106 Connected
Now that my brother is no longer receives Pension Credit, due to his wife receiving her retirement pension
Can his niece claim Carer element as she receives Universal Credit for being his Carer, as he receives Attendance Allowance. If so, will it affect his or his wife’s pensions in anyway.


  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,335 Disability Gamechanger
    Niece claiming carer element will not affect their pensions. Unless both brother and wife receive a disability benefit niece claiming carer element would not have affected their Pension Credit previously either.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.


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