carers allowance help.

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hello all i am on the support group of ESA, and i claim PIP, my partner can claim carers allowance for me but they will take her off my ESA. do you know what or if any other benefit she could claim? thanks.

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    I claim esa. My partner is on my claim for esa. I do not think your partner can claim any benefit in her own riget as you are a couple. Your esa is classed as a joint claim. Also whatever your esa is the dwp deduction carers allowance from your esa as it it is classed as income. That is the case with me.
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    Hello Dean,

    As a carer myself, I was told I may be entitled to Income Support, but because my wife earns 'too much' (we still struggle) I don't qualify. I was told the only benefit I would be able to claim for was carers allowance, which I am totally grateful for and am waiting for a reply.

    Just call up the DWP helpline or even Citizens Advice and they will be able to help you in what to apply for - everything is worth a go, the worst they can say is no!!

    Best of luck smile

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      My wife is not entitled to income support. But if I was to live on my own I would get the same amount of esa to myself, it's disgusting how the dwp work. And how is carers allowance classed as income? if my pip claim was stopped I would get back carers allowance on esa. So they not giving you anything really. Give with one hand take back with the other.

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      i will try and call them again today i did try yesterday but was on hold for 48 mins! hope they will help out im just not sure how it all works.
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