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I'm receiving carers allowance and receive income support i have a 16 yr old special needs son who is on pip and was on dla before that he was at first (nov6th 2016)turned down for pip but after appealing the desision he was awarded pip 2mths ago and i had to apply to be his carer etc again and was awarded carers allowance alsoBut now i have recieved letter stating because he is now 16 my entitlement is £107.70 and not like it was previously £178.50 because he is 16 ???on the letter it says my living expenses are £73.10&£34.60 extra because im a carer&that gives me total of £107.70& then carer's allowance for me=£62.10= My total income £62.10&then less the£62.10 carers allowance so that make income support entitlement 45.60 ??please can anyone tell me why they have deducted almost £78 wk off me and am I eligible to apply for any other benefit?To help make up my £ and whether my son is eligible to anything else other than his pip which he receives every mth.??I'm not a benefits scrounger by the way I'm just so confused with all the allowance award thing etc!!!Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated.
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