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State Pension and Carers Allowance?

Reds

Registered User
Sep 5, 2011
559
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
 

Rosettastone57

Registered User
Oct 27, 2016
1,307
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
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
 

nitram

Registered User
Apr 6, 2011
20,607
North Manchester
My husband has Alzheimer's but now receives a state pension. Can I still receive a carer's allowance?

Assuming he is entitled to a qualifying benefit, yes

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

Beate

Registered User
May 21, 2014
12,010
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.