PIP, carers allowance and ESA

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Hi there

I'm new here and hope I am posting in the right place, if not please forgive me. I am looking for some advice regarding ESA, PIP and CA.
My current situation is that I receive Income related ESA (WRA.G) and also lower rate DLA for anxiety and depression. My 17 year old daughter who is autistic and in full time education was awarded Middle rate of both components of PIP. My question is , as my time is basically caring for my daughter , 24/7 care (due to suicidal tendencies, self harm, anxiety etc) I also take her back and to from college and anywhere she needs to be.. if I claim carers allowance would this affect my ESA and ( low rate pip if awarded) I keep getting called in to work relative interviews, of which I have to take my daughter as nobody else can care for her. It's a lot of stress and I am wondering if I would be better claiming carers allowance. Any advice gratefully accepted.
Hello Paula and welcome to the forum :)

As the benefits system is such a nightmare to negotiate I suggest that you contact the Carers UK Adviceline team as they are the experts on all matters related to caring and benefits.
Need expert advice? You can talk to the Carers UK Adviceline five days a week, no matter where you are in the UK or how complex your query is. We do benefits checks and advise on financial and practical matters related to caring.

0808 808 7777
advice@carersuk.org
Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm

The Carers UK Adviceline also includes a listening service, there for you to talk through your caring situation with a trained volunteer who understands what you are going through. Available Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9am to 7pm.
If you can’t get through on the phones (lines are often oversubscribed) then send them an email, they’ll usually get back to you within 3-5 working days.
The helpline is brilliant, it actually knows more about DWP rules than DWP call handlers!
Make sure when you contact the helpline (email is usually easiest as the lines are busy) tell them exactly how old your daughter is, and what she too is receiving. You may not be claiming everything which she is entitled to. Presumably you are her DWP appointee?
Yes I am her appointee, thank you for replies I will give the advice line a try ☺️