Adults will not be counted if they live with and care for a person with a disability who is in receipt of:
- An attendance allowance.
- the highest or middle rate of the care section of a disability living allowance.
- higher rate personal independence payments.
- an increase in the rate of disablement pension where constant attendance is needed.
- an increase in constant attendance allowance under war pension provisions.
- the standard or enhanced rate of the daily living component of personal independence payment.
- armed forces independence payment under the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) Order 2011
They must be providing care for an average of at least 35 hours a week. This doesn’t include caring for their partner or their child (under 18 years).
Someone who cares for an elderly or disabled person in return for payment of up to £44 per week will not be counted. Such people will usually belong to an organisation such as Community Service Volunteers, but could also be employed by a public body or, in certain circumstances, by the person for whom they care.
Please note: The online form will ask you to attach either benefit/allowance/pension book or letters of entitlement from DWP for the person receiving care.
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