Carer's allowance
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carers allowance

nannydebbienannydebbie Member Posts: 47 Connected
hi im getting pip standard on both also a joint claim on esa hubby has just put in for carers does any one no if we will loose much of esa or gain please tia 

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  • bevt2017bevt2017 Member Posts: 353 Pioneering
    Hi @nannydebbie
    Im not sure if this helps?
    My husband has just been awarded carrers allowance. Because he has been waiting since Nov 2016 they are back dating it.
    From what I understand, they stop the ESA joint payments. He will then start to recieve carrers allowance. They will then deduct money from the backpayment. for the ESA joint payments we have been receiving. 
    It does look like you will be better off, but not by much.
    Good luck and best wishes.


  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,259 Disability Gamechanger
    Is your joint ESA CB or IR ?

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • nannydebbienannydebbie Member Posts: 47 Connected
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,259 Disability Gamechanger
    I may be wrong on this
    There are two parts to carers payment, carers allowance and carers premium
    Carers allowance will be deducted from your ESA but carers premium will be paid


    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • nannydebbienannydebbie Member Posts: 47 Connected
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi nannydebbie - CR is right in saying that carer's allowance and the carer premium are two different things. Carer's allowance is a real benefit, and would be taken into account when calculating your ESA 'applicable amount', which is basically what the law says you need to live on. This will vary according to whether you are in the work-related activity group or the support group. Your applicable amount is increased when your husband starts to get carer's allowance, because the carer premium can be added to the applicable amount - and this is worth an extra £34.95 a week. It's also good for your husband's national insurance record to get carer's allowance, so this sounds like a good outcome all round. Just check that you are getting everything you are entitled to by running your details through the Scope benefits calculator: https://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/benefits/check.
    Hope this helps.

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  • nannydebbienannydebbie Member Posts: 47 Connected
    @Jane_Scope thank you im in the support ggoup x
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