Carer's allowance
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

Community updates


• Read over some of our recent discussions and have your say!

• Upload a new profile picture and give your profile a personal touch.

• Get the latest information on issues relating to coronavirus.

Carer's and esa

dannyUK76dannyUK76 Member Posts: 72 Connected
hello everyone so i got letter saying my partner was due carer allowance from feb 18 to may 18 said it was 736 pound but she wont get it as i was getting esa at the time so what now will they deduct some and give her the rest????

Replies

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,352 Disability Gamechanger
    Carers allowance is deducted £1 for £1 from the ESA claim and they add a carers premium of £36 per week. You'll receive the £36 backdated for approximately 12 weeks which is about £432.
    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.
  • dannyUK76dannyUK76 Member Posts: 72 Connected
    Just checked my account and carers not been paid I'm due back pay for my partner from Feb to May but have a active claim from May 7th onwards no letter or nothing just stopped the money  
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,352 Disability Gamechanger
    Carers allowance don't pay the backdated money because you were claiming ESA. The £36 carers premium which is backdated is paid by DWP (ESA)
    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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,352 Disability Gamechanger
    What active claim did you have from May 7th? Do you still claim ESA as a couple?
    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.
  • dannyUK76dannyUK76 Member Posts: 72 Connected
    Yes and we was getting esa and my Partney getting 64 a week carers allowance 
  • dannyUK76dannyUK76 Member Posts: 72 Connected
    Feb 07th to may 6th 2018 was date I won pip at tribunal carers should started from then.im on ongoing pip from 7th May so was getting ESA and my partner getting 64 a week carers up till today told payments go live on carers March see now I'm confused like they mucked up somewhere.
    Also we on joint claim getting around 300 every 2 weeks in support group. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,352 Disability Gamechanger
    Carers allowance will be deducted £1 for £1 from your ESA (£64.30 per week) carers allowance then pay your partner this amount per week. ESA then add the carers premium of £36 per week. You won't be owed the full £64.30 per week because you claim ESA. What will be backdated is the £36 per week carers premium. This means that you'll be £36 per week better off, not £64.30.

    Receiving payment today in your bank will depend on who you bank with, some banks won't show payment until Monday and some will show them late Sunday night. I know Natwest changed their weekend payments and now it doesn't show until Monday.
    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.
  • dannyUK76dannyUK76 Member Posts: 72 Connected
    I'm with barclays shows every other time 
  • dannyUK76dannyUK76 Member Posts: 72 Connected
    Can't do nothing till Monday this is 2nd time now in last couple months they messed up. 
Sign in or join us to comment.