i need some advice on pip and carrers allowance

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if my partners applies for carerer allowance will it effect my pip benefit

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    Hi Angela, PIP is non means tested so no it want.

    I'm not completely up on care as with me and my partner are of a certain age so he cannot claim it although he is my carer. I'm not sure if I can claim it or someone else could for my benefit. I think care is means tested though

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    It's means tested yes as in it's counted as a taxable benefit. For your partner to claim it he must care for you for at least 35 hours per week and earn no more than £116 per week after tax. So really it depends on circumstances as to whether he can claim it. If you're both claiming an Income related benefit as a couple then it will work out that you'll be £34 ish per week better off.

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    im just a bit worried i will lose some of my pip
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      As both me and Denise have said your PIP is safe because it's not means tested so if you were on a massive income it wouldn't be effected.

      But if you have other income that's means tested you will lose some of it.

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    i am olso on esa will it effect that

     

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      If it's Income related then no it won't. You say you're claiming ESA, Are you claiming as a couple? if you are then it will be Income related that you're claiming.

      For your partner to claim carers allowance he's need to apply online. The Carers Allowance of £62.70 per week will be taken off your ESA and a Carers Premium of £34.95 per week will be added. Carers Allowance will then pay him either weekly, 4 weekly or 12 weekly which ever he chooses. It will look like you're worse off but you won't be, you'll be £34.95 per week better off.

      Carers Allowance takes between 8-12 weeks for payments to start and can be backdated for 3 months or the start of the PIP claim IF the person Caring for you was looking after you for at least 35 hours per week. For it to be backdated to the start of the PIP claim then the person caring for you must claim within 3 months of the PIP award decision.

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