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TOPIC: Can pensioners claim Carer’s allowance

Can pensioners claim Carer’s allowance 6 months 4 days ago #203483

Has a disabl,ed pensioner I have been awarded pip can my wife who is also on pension could she claim Carer’s allowance she is my Carer and I find I need more help from her every day

Can pensioners claim Carer’s allowance 6 months 3 days ago #203491

yellowb wrote: Has a disabl,ed pensioner I have been awarded pip can my wife who is also on pension could she claim Carer’s allowance she is my Carer and I find I need more help from her every day


She can claim the Carers Allowance but it won't be paid, CA and the state pension are classed as overlapping benefits, this means that only the higher benefit will be paid which is almost always the pension.

If you, as a couple, are eligible for Pension Credit and she claims the CA then you can receive the Carers Component in addition to the PC.

www.gov.uk/pension-credit

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