income support claim questions

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hi there i am a carer for my mother and just resntly claimed carers allowance  my question is i meet all five of the requirements it says i must meet to get income support but then there is the issue of the bit that says

Also, you qualify if you’re in full-time education (excluding university), are aged between 16 and 20 and are one of the following:

a parent

not living with a parent or someone acting as a parent

a refugee learning English

now i am over 21 and not in education but i live in my mothers house i gave up my own place to care for her will this effect my chances of getting income support as i live with my mother 

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    Hi john
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      Hi john

      my son lives with me and claims carers allowance for me and also gets income support on top , carers premium I think it's called, which comes to 90 a week for him.

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      thank you got to attend the job centre at 11.30 am today to get the claim sorted im also taking town a letter that i have written regarding work focused interviews and work related activity that states all the regulations for those  and that i do not meed the criteria for them being a carer that cares for my mother more than 35 hours a week and having to give up a well paying job that i enjoyed so if they try to put me on any of them courses i might just strangle someone
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