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Our circumstances have not changed yet we are having a large lump sum for PC paid into our account. Recently we had a visit to our home from the Pension Credit people and they went through a few things with us. I am on Pension Credit and State Pension plus I receive DLA and wife gets PIP plus her state pension.

I phoned to query the rather large amount and was told that this was due to an underpayment for the past 24 weeks however this works out to an underpayment of about £120 a week? By my reckoning it should be about £30 a week or a £120 a month. I am wondering if they took the monthly figure and then times it by the 24 weeks?

I asked the lady again to give us a breakdown on how this figure was deduced and she repeated what she had said earlier and assured me that it was correct.

I asked her to place a note on the file relating to the conversation and she refused stating it would take up too much room. I then asked for a note to be made that I had phoned in and queried the amount and again she refused!

She said for us to go ahead and enjoy the windfall however I am not so sure and have concerns. Should we take her advice and enjoy it or write a letter requesting a breakdown of the amount to cover ourselves? Thanks.

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Hello there.

 

If it were me, I would write to to query the figure, or at least to confirm your conversation and your interpretation of the figures. That way you should cover your back, and if it turns out to be a windfall you can enjoy it.

 

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are you on middle or high rate care of dla, and does your wife get care element of pip? If so you may not have been being paid the double sdp element you would be entitled to which is around £120 a week.

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Yes, you're entitled to it, so enjoy the windfall - your pension credit should now be £120 ish a week more, also.

 

Do either of you get state pension of more than £62.10 a week?

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Yes, you're entitled to it, so enjoy the windfall - your pension credit should now be £120 ish a week more, also.

 

Do either of you get state pension of more than £62.10 a week?

my wife gets normal state pension and mine is topped up with pension credit.

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But is either of them more than £62.10? If either of you does have state pension more than £62.10 you can claim carer's allowance for the other (if you don't already claim it), you then get underlying entitlement to ca (no actual carer's allowance) and an additional sum of pension credit of just over £30 a week for each carer's allowance. don't claim if state pension is under £62.10 as you would then lose the severe disability premium you've just received.

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office ~ Aesop

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We only claim carers allowance for myself. When the lady from the pension credit offcie called around she did speak to us about claiming carers allowance for both of us, but I told her I felt uncomfortable about it as it did not feel right and would feel as if we were money grabbers and exploiting the state. I know it is just me and that we are entitled to it. Both state pensions are in excess of £62.10. We both have problems but are not on the higher rate of care at the moment which is why we were surprised when we were labelled as being entitled to the severe disability premium. To us severe disability is confinement to a wheelchair or bed.

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sdp is badly named really, as it is actually a payment taking into account that life is more difficult to manage being a disabled person living alone or two disabled people living together. Not sure what a good alternative name would be though.

 

If your wife claims carer's allowance she wouldn't actually be paid any, so you wouldn't have to worry about exploiting. All that happens is that she gets awarded 'underlying entitlement' and you get an additional amount of pension credit of £34.60 a week.

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sdp is badly named really, as it is actually a payment taking into account that life is more difficult to manage being a disabled person living alone or two disabled people living together. Not sure what a good alternative name would be though.

 

If your wife claims carer's allowance she wouldn't actually be paid any, so you wouldn't have to worry about exploiting. All that happens is that she gets awarded 'underlying entitlement' and you get an additional amount of pension credit of £34.60 a week.

Thanks Estellyn for putting our minds at ease.

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