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Carers allowance affecting my friends benefits - Carers UK Forum

Carers allowance affecting my friends benefits

All about money
I have been considering claiming Carers allowance as my friend relays on me more and more as her condition is getting worse. She has recently been accepted onto ESA support group rate.
We are now worried that if I put in a claim for Carers Allowance this may affect her esa.
Can anyone guide us on any rules around this? Thank you
Hi Adele,

Welcome to the forum.

see page 11 of this handout;

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/globalassets/a ... ce_fcs.pdf

If in doubt, contacted the helpline:
You can email us at adviceline@carersuk.org and we will respond to your enquiries within 10 working days, although it can often be sooner.

Our telephone helpline providing information is open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm - 0808 808 7777
Melly1
Your friend may get an allowance because no one is helping her. So if you help her, you get the CA, she doesn't get the allowance.
However, if you tell us more about your friend's situation, there may be other money neither of you are aware of.