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Carer's Benefits

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Hi,


I have started caring for my brother who is 29 and physically disabled.

I have put in a claim for carer's allowance as I have had to leave my job to care for him. He has carer's from the council going in everyday but he gets confused and never lets them in the house.

My first question is are there any other beneifts other then carer's allowance I could be claiming? As £50 a week is not enough to even cover the petrol going to see him twice a day at 30 miles away, let alone all of my bills and money to live on


My second question is as he does not like carers he does not know from the council coming in is there any way to employ a family member instead and use the money the goverment would normally pay the council carers??

I love caring for my brother and would love to do it forever, but financially I just can not do it and worry as my brother will not let anyone outside of the family in


Thanks alot for everyones help
Cheshire, I amalgamated your posts so they could be read together.
They are both here