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    Careers Allowance when you reach state pension age

    Please excuse my grammar I have a brain injury.

    I now receive PIP at the higher rates plus ESA support group my partner receives careers allowance for me, my partner is 18 months older then me, in a few years she will receive her state pension and will no longer receive the careers allowance, we do not qualify for any income based benefits.

    So what happens next can we claim severe disability benefit? I also receive industrial injuries the system is so complicated for the first 10 or so years we claim very little on benefits until seeing a specialist in October 2016.

    If we marry will it have any affect on my benefits?
    Last edited by Oscarmax; 01-13-2018 at 01:39 PM. Reason: spelling

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    To qualify for SDP you need to have an IR element to your ESA
    Anything expressed is my opinion only and is offered in good faith. It is either from my own experiance or what I have learned on my journey. Take it for what it is or leave it alone. With best wishes D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David69 View Post
    To qualify for SDP you need to have an IR element to your ESA
    What is the IR element?

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    IR = Income Related. To be eligible for SDP you have to be on income-related ESA and live alone and not have anyone claiming carer's allowance for looking after you. If you are already living together marriage won't affect your benefits as marriage or cohabitation are treated the same. Couples (married or not) have to make joint claims for income-related benefits.
    Last edited by noisynoodle; 01-13-2018 at 08:30 PM.

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