my wife doesn't qualify for AA because she's under 65. Take a look at PiP which is replacing DLA. Maybe your wife would qualify for that https://www.gov.uk/pip Also have you had professional advice re carers Allowance and yourself. Whilst those over 65 don't qualify you can sometimes get a premium ...
Hi Thank -you for your reply. I am not going to bother to re apply for pips. Its so stresful & the way I see things are people have to be bed ridden before they will get any form of help. I am a carer for time for my Husband, I had a hip replacement last march, & really in a nutshell, although the ...
Hello Lee, As Bowlingbun has said it'll probably be a variation review. The main problem is that these letters are most likely to be computer generated & don't discriminate between differing personal circumstances at the time they are sent out & it won't be until you contact the DWP that it'll be so...
hi can any one help has I get dla for my 15 yr old son and carers allowance and my local council refuse to let me have a discreasionary form ,so cause I am private tenant I have to pay an extra 115 pound every month towards my rent witch I am having to take out of my sons diability money can they d...
The criteria for CA & AA have always seemed unfair to me.

I don't qualify for CA because I'm over 65 & my wife doesn't qualify for AA because she's under 65.
Hello, I am registered carer & had a home assessment on the 4th january.I had an appointment for the 20th December which I cancelled & they sent me a new home appointment for 4th Jan, again which I cancelled. However as my Hubby was sick, they came to the door, & I was nervous and we went ahead. Bu...
Caranvanj, The guide appears very thorough and comprehensive. What did the person you helped score on the self test? Melly1 Sorry for the delay in replying, I've not been going online every day. When we did the self-test it was over the phone with me asking her the questions & her giving me the ans...
SeasideDeb

You may already have this guide but if not it explains the points system for PIP.

http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/person ... nts-system
Hazel_1510 wrote:How would you describe your job as a Carer to a person who is a Non-Carer?
I wouldn't bother trying since the non-carer will glaze over after the first few sentences.

It's a bit like the "How are you?" question, all the asker wants you say is "I'm fine".
Hi guys. I have just been awarded carers and was wondering if I have to inform housing benefit. I receive full housing and was wondering if my carers allowance will affect. Thanks Hello Jade, Unfortunately yes, your housing benefit will be reduced by the amount of your carer's allowance. https://ww...