Carers Allowance

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petermaysawthefuture Thu 11-Jun-20 14:14:49

I wonder if anyone can offer me any advice in regards to carers allowance?
My ds13 receives DLA due to ASD and severe anxiety. He has currently been out of full time education since September last year. He was awarded DLA in January.
I am currently a mature student and I also worked up until December 2019. I gave up work due to my DS's needs and fellow student friend of mine, on the same course, told me she claimed successfully for carers so I put in a claim for carers allowance.
I explained that my education course expected me to be onsite for 14 hours a week and this was backed up by a letter from my personal tutor. I further explained that on average I spend around 6 hours a week on my work at home.
Today however I have been told that I am not eligible for carers due to being in education.
Has anybody got any advice?

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soontobecarer Thu 11-Jun-20 15:33:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

soontobecarer Thu 11-Jun-20 15:34:37

Sorry-I meant to start a new thread, not post on/hijack yours! Will try again.

noloh1 Thu 11-Jun-20 15:36:13

Soontobecarer, you need to start your own post.
OP my understanding was that you can’t claim carers if in education.

soontobecarer Thu 11-Jun-20 15:37:21

I'm so sorry-noticed my own muck up and have asked Mumsnet to delete from this thread.

Legoandloldolls Thu 11-Jun-20 15:38:26

I think if your in education careers allowance stops but it might be hours related.

Is their anything on the website? The thinking is that caring is your primary role

YouCantBeSadHoldingACupcake Thu 11-Jun-20 15:39:30

You should be entitled if you are not in full time education, studying less than 21 hours a week according to the site


Travellor Thu 11-Jun-20 15:42:25

link to site re Carers Allowance, should answer most of your questions

petermaysawthefuture Thu 11-Jun-20 16:26:35

Thank you. I have looked at that.
I believe that as I am expected to be in campus less than 21 hours a week then I should be eligible however they take into consideration any hours of uni work at done at home. Even though I am at home with my DS it seems that they believe i cannot care for him and do uni work at the same time.
Forgive me I sound like I'm throwing my toys out of my pram and stamping my feet it all just seems so unfair.

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Amandabown Mon 28-Dec-20 23:11:18

(New member) hi can any one help please i have been getting Dla for my son who's 6 he gets middle rate. what the extra tax credits please a friend off a friend gets extra 65 pound she gets the same rate ? smile

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