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Carer's and esa

dannyUK76dannyUK76 Posts: 62Member Listener
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????

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 15,136Community champion 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.
  • dannyUK76dannyUK76 Posts: 62Member Listener
    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 Posts: 15,136Community champion 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)
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 15,136Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    What active claim did you have from May 7th? Do you still claim ESA as a couple?
  • dannyUK76dannyUK76 Posts: 62Member Listener
    Yes and we was getting esa and my Partney getting 64 a week carers allowance 
  • dannyUK76dannyUK76 Posts: 62Member Listener
    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 Posts: 15,136Community champion 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.
  • dannyUK76dannyUK76 Posts: 62Member Listener
    I'm with barclays shows every other time 
  • dannyUK76dannyUK76 Posts: 62Member Listener
    Can't do nothing till Monday this is 2nd time now in last couple months they messed up. 
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