Carers Allowance/SSP.

I am registered as a carer for my elderly Mother and also work part time in quite a physical job, however my back is getting quite bad to the point that I think I may need to have a break from work, not long term but perhaps a month or so.

Money is not too much of an issue but I'd still like to know is it possible to claim Carers Allowance as well as SSP? I would still be carrying out my caring duties.

Looked online but so many things I read are either unclear, ambiguous or simply don't tell me, I've tried Citizens Advice and Turn2us but to no avail.

Many thanks in advance.

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