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Carers allowance help

Hi everyone. I have recently been awarded pip daily standard and enhanced mobility. My mother cares for me more than 35 hours a week so someone told her to apply for carers allowance. Before she applies I wanted to check if her partner's earnings will affect her claim. As her partner works full time and lives with us too. But my mother only works 6 hours a week and earns less than 120 pounds. Thanks in advance everyone.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Question is already answered on your other thread here.

    Asking the same question on multiple threads really does get confusing. It's always best to keep to one thread.

    Community champion and 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.
  • suzyk15suzyk15 Member Posts: 15 Connected
    Hi I'm claiming carers allowance Also carers element universal credit.had latter to regester  my universal credit online whuch has been verified ..I logged in to my account and its tell8ng me to book interview? Why is this thought I wouldn't have to attend jobcentre now as I'm claiming carers allowance for looking after my mum 
    Please can you help
    Thanks sue
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    suzyk15 said:
    Hi I'm claiming carers allowance Also carers element universal credit.had latter to regester  my universal credit online whuch has been verified ..I logged in to my account and its tell8ng me to book interview? Why is this thought I wouldn't have to attend jobcentre now as I'm claiming carers allowance for looking after my mum 
    Please can you help
    Thanks sue
    Is it a recent claim for UC, if so then this will be a standard JC appointment that everyone needs to attend when they first claim. You also need to make sure that your work coach has placed you into the correct group and make sure your job searches have been switched off.
    Community champion and 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.
  • jonny1jonny1 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    She entitled to the allowance as she doesn’t earn enough anyway as a job . And cares for you don’t think her partners salary comes into it
  • suzyk15suzyk15 Member Posts: 15 Connected
    Hi no its not a new claim for universal credit its because universal credit is now online so you can login to your account ,if you need to make any changes you can let them know by writing in the journal.
    I had to attend a 5 min interview just to be given my pin number .all sorted now dont attend job centre as I'm claiming carers allowance.
  • jonny1jonny1 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Sorry I’m replying back to the 1st thread 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    jonny1 said:
    She entitled to the allowance as she doesn’t earn enough anyway as a job . And cares for you don’t think her partners salary comes into it
    No, her partners salary isn't counted because they're not the carer your mum is.
    Community champion and 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.
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