My husband is long term disabled and in receipt of high care PIP, I am claiming carers allowance as his full time carer.
I have also been struggling with my health and very recently have finally received a diagnosis from a specialist at the hospital, specialist suggested i could be entitled to mobility PIP but i’m worried it will affect my husbands PIP or the carers allowance.
Anyone been in a similar situation?.
PIP can be paid regardless of your income, savings or National Insurance contribution record and is a tax free benefit. You can get PIP even if you are working or studying. If you are a carer who has care needs, you can claim PIP for yourself and this will not affect your Carer’s Allowance.
Getting PIP does not reduce other benefits, it may even increase them. If you have a carer, claiming PIP may help them to qualify for certain benefits (such as Carers Allowance). PIP may also entitle you and/or your carer to further help with council tax.
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