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My Mother is 87 lives alone and struggles to manage on her own with worsening health problems all the time. She gets AA and a SDP amount included in her pension credit. I am going to become her carer and will claim UC as a full time carer 35 hours a week, probably more. I understand that in UC I will get the carer element of 156.45 included in my UC and will not have any work requirements under the claimant commitment.

 

If I claim CA for looking after her she loses the SDP she gets in her pension credit. However if I do not claim CA will she keep the SDP or does she still lose it because I get the carer element in UC?

 

I have looked around to try and find this out but cant find anything definitive, so could someone with more knowledge than I have help me out with this? Basically I would prefer not to claim CA and have her money reduced, she is my Mother and I dont want to take money from her for doing the right thing and caring for her.

 

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yes its because you claim carers..

its the same sum of money - just goes to you, but opens up other avenues of help too

yes she will lose sdp.


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Sorry for daft question but is that she will lose SDP even if I don't claim Carers Allowance?


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As long you dont clam the carers element through Universal Credit, then she will not lose the SDP.

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