Carers allowance and SSP

Hi, I’m currently caring for my wife who receives high DLA on both cases. I’m on SSP and receive working tax credit.
If I wasn’t to return to work as my wife’s condition has deteriorated drastically after suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage.,

Do I need to wait until my SSP ends in Order to claim for carers Allowance?

Would I still be entitled to WTC with the carers allowance?

Many thanks in advance

Hi Alex,

Welcome to the forum;

this is a complex benefits question that would be best answered by the Carers Uk helpline:

You can email us at > > and we will respond to your enquiries within 10 working days, although it can often be sooner.

Our telephone helpline providing information is open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm - 0808 808 7777

or the Citizens Advice Bureau.


Thank you, I’ll give them a call tomorrow