Financial info help

I’ve worked all my life taking on average 1.500 pcm,
now I’m caring for my pensioner mother who is in remission from lung cancer, my income is 258.00 pcm i do get dla but the total income is still under 500.00 pcm am I entitled to carers premium? Please help, I worry because I will soon move in and am worried about rent, thank you for reading this


Hi and welcome Newcomer :slight_smile: , the reason I haven’t greeted you by name is that you may wish to edit your post and amend to another name for the sake of anonimity if that is your real name.
We normally recomend for specialist benefit advice to contact the CUK help line. They are easier to contact by email rather than phone so why not copy and past your query from thois thread into the form from the link below.

If you want to edit your first post you can click on the orange pencil symbol in the top right hand side of your thread.

Claiming Carers Allowance , although it will not be paid , will trigger the Carers Premium.


You are unable to be paid both of these benefits at the same time.

However you should still claim Carers Allowance, you will not receive payment, but you will be eligible for the Carer Premium in your ESA applicable amount.

Crunching some numbers through an Online Benefits Calculator should confirm this :

Moving in with your mother … rent also mentioned ?

A number of potential problems rear their heads.

Care to expand on this ?

Owner occupied / rented … if the latter , social or btl ?

Value … if a potential move into a nurdsing / care home is the only option in the future ?

In short , you need to ponder on your residential status should the worse happen … and take steps to ensure that they are no problems.