Carer's allowance
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U.c and carers allowance help

csafccsafc Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi.. im claiming carers allowance for my mother she is about to move onto state pension and wev been told the carers will stop or i should stop claiming it because she will b losing money is this true.. i have 1 dependant living at home with me so do i stay on income support or do i need to make a fresh claim for universal credit.

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

    Who told you that the carers allowance will stop?

    Does your mother live alone or classed as living alone?
    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.
  • csafccsafc Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi poppy that should have said my mum in law.. she is also receiving pip. my partner lives at home with her hes 43 she went to advice center to find out about the pension an was told that she would be losing money if im claiming carers also that she would be losing money if my patner is living with her
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 21,104 Disability Gamechanger
    Unless your partner is claiming a qualifying benefit like PIP daily living or DLA mid/high rate care then your mum won't be entitled to claim the severe disability premium. This means if you claim carers allowance for looking after her then it won't affect her benefits.
    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.
  • csafccsafc Member Posts: 6 Listener
    No my partner was on pip until last year his pip ended he was claiming esa until last wk an now in the process of making a claim for u.c.so me claiming carers wont effect any of her benefits i.e pension pip housing benefit etc. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 21,104 Disability Gamechanger
    No, you claiming carers allowance for your mum won't affect her benefits because it's your carers allowance claim, not hers.
    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.
  • csafccsafc Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Ok thanks so much for ur help poppy  :)
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