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Carers UK Forum • Are there any carers here who do not recieve any benefits... - Page 2
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even then...

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:01 pm
by Maxi
even when one works and is a carer at no cost to the government,even then,the buggers cut from under you basic support to make life for the one you care for bearable.makes me sick.

I get a big fat

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:00 pm
by Sassy
I get a big fat 0 too.

I'm not going to get on my soap box again here though Image Everyone has heard enough of me complaining recently to last them a lifetime

ditto ditto summer sweetie.

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:00 am
by Maxi
yep,i too have moaned long and longer on that one.wont bore no more.

When Mum was alive I

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:25 pm
by Brindleboy123
When Mum was alive I had an arrangement with Social Services that they would have someone stay with Mum overnight because she wasn't safe to be left alone because of her health issues. They agreed to fund this only on the proviso that I came over to the UK every 3rd week and took over. Mum received funding based on Continuing Health Care. I never received any Carers Allowance throughout the time I looked after Mum or for Miss Daisey. I was fortunate in that Mum was able to pay for my flights as there is no way I would have been able to. Obviously though that meant that most of Mum's pension and disability allowance went on flights which weren't cheap as they always had to be booked at the last minute. I lost count of the number of times that I had to change flights or simply lose them because it was cheaper to book another one.

Would I do it all again? Of course, without a shadow of doubt.

Bell x

all different,all the same.

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:11 pm
by Maxi
our situations differ,the theme seems uniform.struggle.

It seems when you reach

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:33 am
by map
It seems when you reach retiring age you don't need CA anymore so I'm expected to make do with just my pension - wonder if they think I have stopped being a carer then???? Map

If you want a literal

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:36 am
by Scally
If you want a literal answer, I'm doing just fine thanks, the respite/support I get from the State allows me to go out and earn serious money, pay tax, and earn my way. I know that is the wrong answer... but I'm not here to tell fibs, I can only speak for myself, and I'm not planning on retiring as such, i enjoy my p/t work and plan to keep going as long as possible.
So, what is needed for working age carers - or those who are semi-retired? Well, speaking from my own experience, more money/services for flexible and reliable respite/ direct payments to free up carers to go out, work and live La Dolce Vita and pay taxes, not more marginal cash handouts to encourage them to stay at home and count pennies - well we are all skilled people - so what kind of life is that?

Ive been refused carers grants

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:39 am
by Guest
Ive been refused carers grants just because we are not in reciept of income support.
How many carers are refused carers grants because they dont tick the right boxes.
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You could check your LA criteria and see if you have grounds to appeal the decision but when funds are limited and SSDs are facing cuts in funding they have to be targeted on those most in need, many areas are bringing in increased charges and charges for those who have received services freeof charge, means-testing and rationing of services are a fact of life. If your PCT is running a carers grant scheme, many just used the funds provided by government for other purposes so yours may not have a scheme, and you have something specific in mind you could try accessing a grant via them, I have just used part of the remainder of my original grant and it was not means-tested, it might be worth checking

Where has the post I

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:40 am
by Guest
Where has the post I just replied to gone Image Image .

Where has the post I

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:43 am
by Scally
Where has the post I just replied to gone Image Image .
Its a long-standing tradition, don't knock it, quote it! Image Image Image