State Pension and Carers Allowance?

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Reds, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Reds

    Reds Registered User

    Sep 5, 2011
    541
    Hertfordshire
    Hi al

    My husband has Alzheimer's but now receives a state pension. Can I still receive a carer's allowance?

    Also when I receive a state pension in the future does my carer's allowance need to stop? What about private pension too?

    Reds
     
  2. Rosettastone57

    Rosettastone57 Registered User

    Oct 27, 2016
    1,125
    My understanding is that you cannot claim carers allowance and state pension. I was claiming carers allowance whilst in receipt of a company pension but not state pension
     
  3. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,539
    Male
    North Manchester

    Assuming he is entitled to a qualifying benefit, yes

    State pension and carer's allowance are 'overlapping benefits', you get whichever is greater.
    Private pensions are not classed as earnings and don't count.
     
  4. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,788
    Female
    London
    He needs to claim Attendance Allowance before you can claim Carers Allowance. AA does not clash with a pension, but CA does, so once you get your State Pension, CA will cease.
     
  5. Reds

    Reds Registered User

    Sep 5, 2011
    541
    Hertfordshire
    Thank you for your replies
     

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