leaving work to look after my sister

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my sister is disabled  and getting pip if her partner dies can I leave work to look after her and will they sanction me for doing this?

 

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    That depends if it's Daily living part of PIP she claims. Is her partner sick? Or are you just thinking of the future? eek

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      yes she gets daily living and mobility,

      her partner is also  disabled and I am thinking ahead as she cannot look after her self

       

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      Oh right, i see..... Claiming Carers Allowance for her would also depend on what other benefits she recieves. If her partner claims PIP/DLA and they both claim ESA there could be premiums added on and claiming Carers Allowance would affect those premiums.

       

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    You would need to claim carers allowance provided your sister is getting the relevant benefits.  Have a look on the Gov.UK site for more information.  You could become her carer even if her husband is still alive providing you both meet the criteria. 

    You don't get sanctioned unless you are claiming Jobseekers Allowance.  As you wouldn't be then this won't apply.  You wouldn't be entitled to both benefits and if you are claiming JSA then it needs to be full time anyway.  x

     

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      Agreed Bev but as i said above if the persons sister claims certain disability premiums if they claim ESA then claiming carers allowance would stop those premiums. As both the sister and partner as disabied they may both be claiming ESA and PIP, which means they could both be claiming the Severe Disability Premium and if someone claims Carers Allowance for either of them, it would wipe out the SDP.
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