Not posted in quite a while... I care for my 85 year old mother. She has had many health issues, many of which are still ongoing. She has kidney failure and is stage 5. Over the past couple months, she is really going downhill. A week ago, her ankles and feet began to swelling and most recently, her...
Thank you both for your replies http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_smile.gif Well, given I only sent in my application about a few days ago, I received a letter this morning from the DWP stateing that my application was successful and that CA will be back dated til Oct 16th and I should have a paym...
Things are still pretty busy in my life, my mother keeping me quite busy also. One good thing is, my mother hasn't been into hospital in a few months http://dev.carersuk.org/j3/images/icon_smile.gif although she still has many dr's appointments etc. I have finally made a claim for CA at long last! I...
Hi Guys, I really feel it's a catch 22! As a Carer the time you can get out to work is pretty much limited so it's difficult for most to work for more than a few hours. Due to this your earning potential is really affected! http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_confused.gif I mean, with the current r...
That's the way it was explained to me, Nan would have been around £80 a week worse off if I'd claimed CA and I'd've lost all the CA because it would have been taken off my tax credits, told em where to stick it!!!!!
What about those who are not entitled to tax credit?
It is the case which is why I refused to claim carers allowance for looking after my nan.
So it looks like anyone who cares for someone and claims CA, certain sums of money is deducted from the Caree's benefits, such as, pension credit/AA/state pension?
I got into dept a few years ago. I contacted each creditor and explained my situation, I could have declared bankruptcy, but didn't want to go down that route. The creditors asked what I could afford to pay back each month, we came to an agreement and also each one froze the interest. One was totall...
<t>I was 19 when I first lived/worked abroad, had the traveling bug lol<br/> Malta<br/> Otranto Sth Italy<br/> Brussels/Overijse<br/> Greece/Papagou<br/> Turkey<br/> Algeria (north)<br/> Paris/Maison Alfort<br/> Biarritz<br/> Bayonne<br/> Grenoble<br/> Lyon<br/> Anglet<br/> Gabon (Libreville)<br/> C...

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<t>My mother and I have been talking about Power of Attorney and that perhaps she should make one. We are both a little concerned, heaven forbid, should she ever reach the point whereby she is unable to make decisions/sign forms etc.<br/> I am sure I read somewhere, quite a while back, that the soci...
<t>I contacted the Dr this afternoon, explaining how my mother is hardly able to stand, legs buckle and her back arches. No idea what is causing this. I said I feel she needs to be assessed, something isn't right.<br/> The Dr understood my feelings and also said she would be better off in hospital.<...