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Pip and carers when to claim?

NikNak85NikNak85 Member Posts: 2 Listener
I have applied for pip and had my f2f assessment I got a text to say the dwp had received it. I called and am waiting to receive my copy. If it looks like i have enough points to get pip does my partner have to wait for the actual award letter to claim carers or can we get the ball rolling once I have the report? Sorry for the long winded post lol 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 21,104 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You will need a daily living award of PIP for your partner to be able to claim carers allowance for looking after you and you'll need to wait for the decision to be made.

    Your partner also mustn't be earning any more than £123 per week after deductions.
    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.
  • NikNak85NikNak85 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you no she doesn't I am on ESA and she is on a joint claim with me as she is needed at home to care for me. Fingers crossed I will be accepted and we wont have to do the mc xx
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 21,104 Disability Gamechanger
    When you receive the assessment report look for the boxes with dots/ticks and compare them against the PIP descriptors to see what score, if any is recommended. Once the decision is made, if you're not happy then you have 1 month to request the MR.
    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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