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ADVICE NEEDED RE:CARERS ALLOWANCE - Carers UK Forum

ADVICE NEEDED RE:CARERS ALLOWANCE

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Hello from Devon!

I have just discovered this Site!

For a few years I have been a live-in Carer for a friend age 65 who has just the U.K. State Pension and Pension Credit. He also receives the lowest rate of Disability Living Allowance. We are joint tenants in a rented property.

I work part-time in a Nursing Home.

Can I claim any "Carers Allowance"??? Someone has suggested to me that I could
possibly be eligable.

Can anyone kindly help or advise me please?

Many thanks ~ Tom
Hi Tom

Welcome to the forum.

You can only get Carers Allowance if the person you are caring for is in receipt of middle or higher rate of DLA or Attendance Allowance.

You might find this link useful:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/CaringForSo ... G_10012522

When did you friend last have an assessment for DLA? If his care needs have increased, he may be entitled to a higher rate DLA or AA (if over 65). See another link for DLA info below]http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeo ... G_10011731[/url]

Anyway, hope this is of some use.

Let us know how you get on.

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Many thanks CB!! ~ Tom
dont forget you are working , and you must prove that you are working as a carer for 35 hours per week you can only work for about £90 per week before your carers allowance is afected.
Thanks! That is very helpful info. ~ Tom