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    • rich_shot2003
    • By rich_shot2003 9th May 18, 3:25 AM
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    Carers allowance backdated longer then 3 months?
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    • 9th May 18, 3:25 AM
    Carers allowance backdated longer then 3 months? 9th May 18 at 3:25 AM
    I won my appeal for PIP back in March and that was backdated to April 2017 as that was when dwp wanted me to move from DLA to PIP.

    My wife has put in a claim for CA online and it says about it being backdated 3 months and can be backdated longer in some cases so she put in the date that my PIP started for a start date for CA.

    so would they backdate CA to when PIP started last April or just the 3 months?

    also how long is it taking for new CA claims at the moment?
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 9th May 18, 5:44 AM
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    • 9th May 18, 5:44 AM
    I won my appeal for PIP back in March and that was backdated to April 2017 as that was when dwp wanted me to move from DLA to PIP.

    My wife has put in a claim for CA online and it says about it being backdated 3 months and can be backdated longer in some cases so she put in the date that my PIP started for a start date for CA.

    so would they backdate CA to when PIP started last April or just the 3 months?

    also how long is it taking for new CA claims at the moment?
    Originally posted by rich_shot2003
    In this case it will be backdated to the start of your PIP claim if she looked after you for at least 35 hours per week and earned less than 120 per week.

    It can take 8-12 weeks for CA to start.
    • rich_shot2003
    • By rich_shot2003 22nd May 18, 2:29 AM
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    • 22nd May 18, 2:29 AM
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    • 22nd May 18, 2:29 AM
    In this case it will be backdated to the start of your PIP claim if she looked after you for at least 35 hours per week and earned less than 120 per week.

    It can take 8-12 weeks for CA to start.
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    Many thanks for that.

    if they backpay it to when my PIP got backdated to(April 2017 as i appealed it) then how will they work out the backpay of CA as really they cant take it off my ESA or PIP as i have already had it like they will do when CA is being paid to my wife.

    i dont really understand it to be honest.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 22nd May 18, 6:07 AM
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    • 22nd May 18, 6:07 AM
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    • 22nd May 18, 6:07 AM
    Many thanks for that.

    if they backpay it to when my PIP got backdated to(April 2017 as i appealed it) then how will they work out the backpay of CA as really they cant take it off my ESA or PIP as i have already had it like they will do when CA is being paid to my wife.

    i dont really understand it to be honest.
    Originally posted by rich_shot2003
    When a person claims CA and a means tested benefit like ESA the CA will be taken off the ESA (64.30) then CA will pay your wife that money. ESA will then add a premium to your ESA (36.00). There fore you will be 36.00 per week better off, so it will be this amount per week that they will owe you.

    CA will contact ESA for them to know how much back money is owed and they will pay them what is owed. You won't even see that but you will be paid the 36 per week backdated to the start of your PIP award. Providing your wife was caring for you for at least 35 hours per week and she wasn't earning more than 120 per week.
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    • By poppy12345 22nd May 18, 6:25 AM
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    • 22nd May 18, 6:25 AM
    The amounts above will be slightly less before April 2018.
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    • By rich_shot2003 23rd May 18, 2:44 AM
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    • 23rd May 18, 2:44 AM
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    • 23rd May 18, 2:44 AM
    When a person claims CA and a means tested benefit like ESA the CA will be taken off the ESA (64.30) then CA will pay your wife that money. ESA will then add a premium to your ESA (36.00). There fore you will be 36.00 per week better off, so it will be this amount per week that they will owe you.

    CA will contact ESA for them to know how much back money is owed and they will pay them what is owed. You won't even see that but you will be paid the 36 per week backdated to the start of your PIP award. Providing your wife was caring for you for at least 35 hours per week and she wasn't earning more than 120 per week.
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    What is the extra 36 called as i am in the support group for ESA so would i be getting that already?
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 23rd May 18, 6:02 AM
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    What is the extra 36 called as i am in the support group for ESA so would i be getting that already?
    Originally posted by rich_shot2003
    It's the Carers Premium and no you won't already be getting that. As i already explained above they take off the CA from your ESA and add this premium. This will make you and your wife 36 per week better off.
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