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have put in for my pension on which i will get £400 per month only can i then claim carers allowance my wife is on suitable benefits , thank you xxx

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  • NeilCr
    NeilCr Posts: 4,430 Forumite
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  • bobbyblade
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    works pension i meant I'm 65 in may but not entitled to state pension till november
  • NeilCr
    NeilCr Posts: 4,430 Forumite
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    edited 25 January 2019 at 7:53PM
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    Occupational pension does not affect Carers Allowance. It is taxable though.

    What benefits do your and your wife get?
  • rds60h
    rds60h Posts: 116 Forumite
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    Don't bother taking the Carer's Allowance because the money you receive is deducted from your wife's Disability Living Allowance which is tax free and is not included in any taxable income considerations.
  • poppy12345
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    rds60h wrote: »
    Don't bother taking the Carer's Allowance because the money you receive is deducted from your wife's Disability Living Allowance which is tax free and is not included in any taxable income considerations.
    I'm not sure where you got that from but it's certainly not correct, sorry. Carers allowance is not deducted from DLA or PIP, never has been and never will be.
  • kingfisherblue
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    rds60h wrote: »
    Don't bother taking the Carer's Allowance because the money you receive is deducted from your wife's Disability Living Allowance which is tax free and is not included in any taxable income considerations.


    This is wrong.



    You might be thinking of SDP, which is not payable if someone is claiming Carer's Allowance for you (and you need to meet specific criteria anyway).
  • poppy12345
    poppy12345 Posts: 18,086 Forumite
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    This is wrong.



    You might be thinking of SDP, which is not payable if someone is claiming Carer's Allowance for you (and you need to meet specific criteria anyway).
    I wouldn't have thought the OP was thinking that because SDP isn't deducted from DLA either.
  • bobbyblade
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    i claimed carers allowance many years ago but went back into employment which meant my payments ceased
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