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    Income support carers premium

    I'm asking for my mother, she receives carers allowance and income support, but doesn't get the carers premium in her payments.

    Are most people who are carers applicable for this benefit?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdwatcher View Post
    I'm asking for my mother, she receives carers allowance and income support, but doesn't get the carers premium in her payments.

    Are most people who are carers applicable for this benefit?

    Thanks in advance.
    In general terms yes.

    Can you look at her award letter and write here exactly what is says as regards her Income Support award?

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    Thanks, I'll have her have a look for one now.

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    Ok, so she gets.....

    £62.10 a week carers allowance

    and then

    £45 a week in income support top up.



    Thanks for any help.

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    Sounds right to me.

    Income Support = £73.10
    Carer's Allowance = £62.20
    Carer's Premium = £34.60

    CA is counted as income and deducted from the IS so £73.10 minus £62.20 = £10.90
    Carer's Premium is then added so £10.90 + £34.60 = £45.50

    Does that make sense?

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    Thank you, so it seems she already gets it?

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