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Carer's Allowance ends when I retire - Carers UK Forum

Carer's Allowance ends when I retire

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I hit state retirement age next year, and my Carers' Allowance for Dad will come to an end. I understand that technically it remains as an "underlying benefit" - I just won't receive it.

Now, here's a question: my partner is a lot younger than I am. He receives PIP, topped up with Income Support. Would it be worth him becoming the registered carer for Dad, or not?
Hi Kate.

On paper , YES ... subject to eligibility criteria.

For once , I'll let CUK go the talking :

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... ce-payment


Artifical but practical ?

Taxpayers ... husband and wife ... they call it marshalling when it comes to tax allowances.

That word PARTNERSHIP again ... carer / caree , not so ?

Not for me to decide.

The " Loophole " is there.

Online benefit calculator ... always good for " What if " scenarios ... especially when some new situations are not as straight forward as they first appear ... under Universal Credit for one :

https://www.entitledto.co.uk/


Worth crunching some numbers ???

Avoid any mines under UC ???
Hi Kate, it's a huge injustice, I'm in the same situation. I would strongly recommend contacting the Carers UK helpline before changing anything, because there may be implications which are unforseen. Email the helpline, don't try and ring as it's usually very busy.