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Carers allowance stopped because of pension

dougbugdougbug Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited December 2018 in Carer's allowance
My wife receives her pension and has been awarded carers allowance with underlying but cannot recieve because her pension
is £10 more? Is this not discrimination when one is for her support
and the other is for supporting me with Cancer?

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  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,150 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @dougbug

    Good Evening & Welcome it’s great for meet you today.

    Yes the Benefit System is very very difficult to waid through to be honest.

    Please please let me know if you want me to look into things for you ?????
  • dougbugdougbug Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hello,things have been so frustrating! Benefits
    that give with one hand but take with another
    really does seem discriminatory?Any help would 
    be good, how?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,186 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Yes this is correct but she could get any underlying entitlement to it. This means that if she wasn't previously receiving pension credit then she could now possible claim this. As it's impossible to give benefits advice on an internet forum because no one knows either of your circumstances then i'd recommend visiting your local CAB for a full benefits check.

    See link that explains the underlying entitlement to carers allowance.

    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.
  • atlas46atlas46 Community champion Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi

    Try giving Carers UK helpline a call on tel: 0808 808 7777.

    They will answer your questions in full and seek advice what other benefits, you might be entitled to.

    Let us know, how you get on.
  • dougbugdougbug Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks for help, will let u know.
  • GrahambGrahamb Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Yes, once you get an old age pension the carer's allowance ceases. You give the same dedicated care and get nothing more than your pension. Minimum wage? Carers who are pensioners don't get even that! Carers save the government millions but then we all know that. Nothing changes.
  • dougbugdougbug Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Is this the same hole as A A Benefit can't get into
    Mobility because they are discriminated against
    because of their age.?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,186 Disability Gamechanger
    Carers allowance is not the same as AA. Two completely different benefits.

    Those that claim state pension, if they claim CA they will have an underlying entitlement to it.
    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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