can u still claim carers if rejected from pip

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Hi wonder if any1 can help me a person I claim for did not attend there pip assessment so they rejected her claim can u still claim carers allowane ? Thank u advance :P
Hi Lesley.

Straight answer ... NO.

No PIP , no CA.

You may be eligible for Carer's Allowance if you meet all the following conditions:

You look after someone who gets a qualifying disability benefit


This means the person you are looking after has to be getting:

the middle or the higher rate of the care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

either rate of the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

either rate of Attendance Allowance or Constant Attendance Allowance of the normal maximum rate paid with the Industrial Injuries or War Pensions schemes

Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)