Carer's allowance
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Carers that are self employed

janconzt1janconzt1 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited September 2019 in Carer's allowance
I’m trying to find out if my partner claims carers for me will it effect his existing claim for housing benefit and will he have to go on universal credit 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    For your partner to claim carers allowance for looking after you, you must claim a qualifying benefit such as mid/high rate care DLA or PIP daily living.

    He mustn't earn anymore than £123 per week after deductions. It's also a taxable benefit. It could affect his housing benefit depending on circumstances. No, he won't have to claim UC because carers allowance isn't part of UC.

    If you do claim a qualifying benefit and you live alone, your partner claiming carers allowance could affect your benefits if you're claiming the severe disability premium. https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility

    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.
  • janconzt1janconzt1 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi my partner only earns about £80 so presently gets full housing , we don’t live together and I’m on standard rate living x 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    May i ask what other benefits you claim and do you live 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.
  • janconzt1janconzt1 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I lim on universal credit which includes my bereavement benefit and my daughter lives with me she has severe adhd  
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Then if he claims carers allowance for looking after you then it won't affect your benefits. He will need to tell his local council that he's claiming it and it's also a taxable benefit.
    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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