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    • wyrdskein
    • By wyrdskein 29th Jan 16, 4:32 PM
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    carers allowance/sick pay
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    • 29th Jan 16, 4:32 PM
    carers allowance/sick pay 29th Jan 16 at 4:32 PM
    I have a question the 'entitled-to' site can't really cope with.
    If I am signed off sick from work, can I claim carers allowance?
    I have been signed off because my wife has terminal cancer, and I can continue to be signed off but on half pay, so I need to try and make up the money somehow, for 6 months.


    Thanks people.
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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 29th Jan 16, 4:38 PM
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    • 29th Jan 16, 4:38 PM
    To receive CA, you need to meet the criteria. Perhaps the most relevant in order to answer your question is the earnings limit. Will your half pay be more than 110 per week? This is the maximum amount allowed as earnings, once certain allowances have been taken off (such as half the amount paid into a pension).
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 29th Jan 16, 4:49 PM
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    • 29th Jan 16, 4:49 PM
    Eligibility for Carers is here - https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility
    • jchrispin
    • By jchrispin 2nd Feb 16, 7:56 PM
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    Your wife will be able to claim PIP and if the cancer is terminal it will be rushed through with no medical. She should also be able to claim ESA contribution based. This may help you have more money.
    • Poppie68
    • By Poppie68 2nd Feb 16, 8:39 PM
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    • 2nd Feb 16, 8:39 PM
    Your wife will be able to claim PIP and if the cancer is terminal it will be rushed through with no medical. She should also be able to claim ESA contribution based. This may help you have more money.
    Originally posted by jchrispin



    If the ops wife has worked enough hours in the qualifying years to pay NI contributions then yes she would qualify for ESA cont, if not then they will be looking at income related which would then take the husband's income into account.
    • wyrdskein
    • By wyrdskein 22nd Feb 16, 2:12 PM
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    Thanks for all your help.
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