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End of adult dependency payments

1965zulu1965zulu Member Posts: 9 Listener
Hi there
Not been on for a while
My wife and myself used to get adult dependency as part of carers allowence this has stopped today.i have been on hold for 6hrs trying to inform dwp.
We are £37.53 worse off per week
Will dwp make this up with  extra income support .I did ring them in may when first recieved letter and was told to ring back in April.
Due to high call demand I have  not been able to speak to the dwp
Any thoughts anyone....thanks
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Your Income Support should be approximately £136.85 per week.

    Then the carers allowance of £67.25 per week. These are the new rates from 8th April 2020.
    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.
  • 1965zulu1965zulu Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thanks for the reply
    The paperwork from the dwp states this
    How your income support was worked out

    For you and your partner  £114.85
    Because your partner is sick or disabled £48.95
    Because you are caring for someone £36.85
    Because of the disability income guarantee £24.10
    Total amount £224.75

    Income you told us about
    £104.78  carers allowence


    How your benefit is worked out


    The amount the law says you need to live on£224.75

    Less the income you told us about                       £104.78
    Total amount of income support                   119.97
    As of April 6th my carers allowence has dropped from £104.78 per to £67.25 a drop of £37.53 per week
    After 7 hrs on hold to the dwp they agreed that they would look at it as it seemed to be wrong. I have to wait 2/3 weeks to find out and then ring back to discuss options.as a result I am very confused as 37 pounds per week is a big deal for me and my wife 
  • Abdi_ScopeAbdi_Scope DPO, Scope Posts: 236 Pioneering

    Hi @1965zulu glad you shared your thoughts with us and welcome back.

    It times like this we need each other and that what this community is for.

    Take care and keep safe

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