Severe disability premium

All about money
Any advice just had severe disability premium stopped because my partner has moved in but she can't claim carers allowance. So we have lost over £60 a week. Need advice as I thought the only reason it stops is because person looking after you could claim CA... I get ESA but my fiancee is not entitled to work or claim benefits because she's on a visa. I'm waiting for them to call next week why they have stopped it.
My son gets SDP. You need to have either Attendance allowance or Personal Independence Payment or Disability Living Allowance in order to qualify for Carers Allowance, and meet the criteria.
It's not affected by whether or not you get SDP.
However, your SDP has probably stopped because someone has moved in with you..but I thought the rule was that it was only stopped if someone was claiming CA?

Carers UK has a brilliant advice service, EMAIL term, as the helpline is always busy when open, and they will give you all the help they can. They often know the DWP rules better than the DWP advisors, and helped me qualify for CA when DWP said I couldn't have it!!!
Universal Credit may also come into play here.

Under UC certain " Old money " benefits disappear.

Follow BB's advice ... contact the Carers UK Advice Team.

Link follows :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... bers-24228
bowlingbun wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 5:05 pm
My son gets SDP. You need to have either Attendance allowance or Personal Independence Payment or Disability Living Allowance in order to qualify for Carers Allowance, and meet the criteria.
It's not affected by whether or not you get SDP.
However, your SDP has probably stopped because someone has moved in with you..but I thought the rule was that it was only stopped if someone was claiming CA?

Carers UK has a brilliant advice service, EMAIL term, as the helpline is always busy when open, and they will give you all the help they can. They often know the DWP rules better than the DWP advisors, and helped me qualify for CA when DWP said I couldn't have it!!!
Thanks I will do
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 5:39 pm
Universal Credit may also come into play here.

Under UC certain " Old money " benefits disappear.

Follow BB's advice ... contact the Carers UK Advice Team.

Link follows :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... bers-24228
Thanks
Andrew ... if UC has been rolled out on your manor ... and in advance of contacting the Carers UK Advice Team ... have a play around with an online UC Benefit checker :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... l%20credit

As mentined in that thread , anything " Odd " ?

If so , let us all know as it will assistance others trying to get their heads around UC.
Just had a phone call from Welfare Rights, apparently I've no recourse . I can't appeal because the law is the law. If you have partner move the law states they should look after you. Even if they don't get paid or can't claim C.A... It's unfair but nothing I can do. So beware if you're partner can't claim then you lose £60 a week. Such a big drop though. Only 4 years 8 months and she can claim C.A. lol
Andrew ... looks as if HRT is being applied ... a Habitual Residency Test ?

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benef ... est-EWSNI/

If so , and a new issue for the forum , I will assume non EEC ... which would explain the decision ... just or otherwise ?
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 1:24 pm
Andrew ... looks as if HRT is being applied ... a Habitual Residency Test ?

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benef ... est-EWSNI/

If so , and a new issue for the forum , I will assume non EEC ... which would explain the decision ... just or otherwise ?
Yes she's from Thailand.. Apparently if your a partner your supposedly duty bound to take care of loved one for free.
Thanks Andrew ... another thread may be of interest along these lines :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/news-and ... ases-30780

Anything within that one which may assist ?

Very ackward issue as it crosses over into two Government departments ... DWP and Home Office ... neither of which are covering themselves in glory !!!