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Carers Allowance change?

ACGCACGC Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2018 in Carer's allowance
My carer has changed from one person to another. I get carer’s allowance. How do I change the name of my carer and get the payment sent to the new one?

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @ACGC Pleased to meet you welcome.

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  • markyboymarkyboy Member Posts: 374 Pioneering
    As far as i am aware it is up to the carer to apply for carers allowance and prove eligibility not for you to claim and have the money sent to the new one
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,634 Disability Gamechanger
    ACGC said:
    My carer has changed from one person to another. I get carer’s allowance. How do I change the name of my carer and get the payment sent to the new one?
    Hi,

    You don't get the Carers Allowance, the person that cares for you claim it and payment is made to them.

    As Markboys has said, the person that claims carers allowance for you now needs to stop the claim, then the new carer can then claim the carers allowance but this will depend on their circumstances.
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