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However, if the person you look after is living alone and receives a means-tested benefit, your claim for Carer’s Allowance may affect their means-tested benefits.
You are here: Benefits Guides | Carers Allowance Carers Allowance What is it? If you also have Attendance Allowance, PIPor Disability Living Allowance Etc yourself. S), Income Based Jobseekers (IBJSA), Pension Credit, Housing and Council Tax benefits calculations. You and the person you care for should Seek Advice. These child additions would only apply to existing claims with transitionally protecedchild additions already included before April 2003 when Child Tax Credits were first introduced You cannot be paid C. If you already receive the same amount or more from any of the following benefits, Severe Disablement Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Contributory Employment Support Allowance, Contribution Based Jobseekers, State Training Allowance, Unemployability Supplement, Retirement Pension, or Widows Benefits. Note that if the disabled person is in hospital for over four weeks, or for children 12 weeks, they will lose their qualifying benefit for you to be able to claim C.
This is an allowance at 62.10 weekly for people who spends at least 35 hours each week caring for a severely disabled person. Because of this it is not always advantageous for you to claim C.
There’s no income or assets tests for Carer Allowance.
We pay it on top of any income support payment you get or what you earn from your employer.