Esa and carers allowance

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Hi i just wandered if anyone knew if me and my husband can claim.carers allowance for each other . we are both on pip and he claims esa with me on claim and is in the work related group .would we have to change to another benefit or could we just stay on esa .thank you in advance

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    sorry meant to say would we be any better off by claiming carers .someone told me we would

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    Hi,

    May i just ask if you have anyone over the age of 18 living with you? and that you both claim the daily living part of PIP?

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      hi .yes my son stays here sometimes but hes mostly at his girlfriends .and yes we are both on standard pip for care

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      Is your son classed as living with you? does his mail get delivered to you, is he on the electoral roll at your address, bank statements with your address? Sorry for the questions but it's important you answer them because depending on the answers you maybe entitled to SDP couple rates. However, if your son is registered as living at your address (even though he's mostly at his girlfriends) then you won't be entitled to the SDP, unless you still claim child benefit for him or he claims a disability benefit himself.

      If he does live with you then it will be carers allowance for each other. However, you do need to be very careful when claiming carers allowance for each other. If the care you give contradicts the reasons for your PIP claim then it could go against you at your review.

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      Hi thank you for your reply yes he classed as living here hes on electoral roll and bank statements . he was on tour for 7 months out of this year with his job he is a film /music director so he is hardly home .and when he is is he spends most time at his girlfriends . i see what you mean about the carers if claiming for each other thank you

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      HI I THOUGHT carer allowance will be taken from their pip ??? PLUS he works its a bit risky for them as he cant be in 2 places at once my advice just dont do it you may risk to loose everything for few pounds take care

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      Hi nadnad,

      I have no idea what you're talking about but what you state is not correct! Carers Allowance will not be taken from anyone's PIP claim. The son that works has nothing to do with cagsy's joint ESA claim with their partner.

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