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Carers UK Forum • pension and carers allowance
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pension and carers allowance

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:37 pm
by anthony_1804
i will be 65 in july and recieve carers allowance for my ex partner who has alzheimers,i am currently receiving guaranteed pension credit.Ihave recieved a letter from the DWP inviting me to get my state pension.it says if i dontdo anything i will not get it .If i claim it i assume my carers allowance will stop as i understand things.If i choose not to claim it will i still get pension credit and carers allowance after 65.
I find the whole topic confusing and would welcome any light that can be shed on this matter. :-???

Re: pension and carers allowance

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:05 pm
by bowlingbun
Contact our Carers UK helpline, email, don't ring them. Usually they reply in a week. When did your ex last have a Needs Assessment, and you, a Carers Assessment, from Social Services? Did you know your ex is exempt from Council Tax due to "Severe Mental Impairment"? Does she have over £23,000 in savings, a threshold for some things?