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TOPIC: Carer's allowance

Carer's allowance 2 months 3 days ago #230486

Hi all,
I am sorry if this question has been asked before. I have searched but could not find an answerer.
I am in receipt of ESA (pre April 17) and SDA. Also PIP enhanced both elements. I am lucky to have them.
My question is, I am in need of a carer and I do not know if this will be classed as a change in circumstances and then be put on UC?
I understand I will lose my SDP . I have read I will also lose my Council Tax benefit?
I am so confused.
Any advice will be much appreciated.
Thank you
Leon

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Carer's allowance 2 months 3 days ago #230512

Leon

If someone claims Carers Allowance against the enabling benefit (DLA or PIP?) that allows the payment of the SD Premium, then it will no longer be payable, your employing a carer would not affect your payments.

I don't believe your Council Tax support will be affected.

This is not a change that would result in your being asked to claim UC.

Gordon
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Carer's allowance 2 months 3 days ago #230528

Thank you Gordon,
You have put my mind at rest :) .
I know I will lose my SDP, but I really need care, 'so be it'..
Harsh system, but have to live with it and disabilities.
I hate it!
Leon

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Carer's allowance 2 months 3 days ago #230550

Leon630 wrote: Thank you Gordon,
You have put my mind at rest :) .
I know I will lose my SDP, but I really need care, 'so be it'..
Harsh system, but have to live with it and disabilities.
I hate it!
Leon

Leon, should you need care, you should ask your Local authority adult social care team to come and assess you.
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