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Loosing ability to walk and very poor judgement. - Page 2 - Carers UK Forum

Loosing ability to walk and very poor judgement.

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A question. Am I right in thinking that I can continue to claim carers allowance for up to 12 weeks whilst my mother is in hospital?
If you go into hospital, your carer's allowance will stop after 12 weeks.

If the person you are caring for goes into hospital, your carer's allowance will stop when their attendance allowance, disability living allowance care component or personal independence payment daily living component stops.
You MUST make sure that the hospital don't suddenly send mum home again, without going through the proper discharge process. (Chris will do a link for you - thanks Chris!)
From what you have written, I think the time has come for mum to move into residential care, because your own health is being put at risk by caring for mum.
Daffy, you CAN continue to claim your Carers allowance for 12 weeks if your mum is in hospital for that time.
Lets hope that now your mum's in hospital they find out what's wrong with her.
Rhona wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:21 am
Daffy, you CAN continue to claim your Carers allowance for 12 weeks if your mum is in hospital for that time.
Lets hope that now your mum's in hospital they find out what's wrong with her.
I hate to question this but I came across something last night which said 28 days. Perhaps I got it wrong being tired.
You MUST make sure that the hospital don't suddenly send mum home again, without going through the proper discharge process. (Chris will do a link for you - thanks Chris!)


Hospital discharge ?

The BIBLE :

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-se ... -hospital/


In short , by the book or ... NO DISCHARGE.

Treat the above as a tick list ... all areas ticked ???
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:52 am
You MUST make sure that the hospital don't suddenly send mum home again, without going through the proper discharge process. (Chris will do a link for you - thanks Chris!)


Hospital discharge ?

The BIBLE :

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-se ... -hospital/


In short , by the book or ... NO DISCHARGE.

Treat the above as a tick list ... all areas ticked ???
Thank you Chris for the link. And thank you everybody for your support and help. It all comes as a bit of a shock, after caring for 23 years.
Rhona wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:21 am
Daffy, you CAN continue to claim your Carers allowance for 12 weeks if your mum is in hospital for that time.
Lets hope that now your mum's in hospital they find out what's wrong with her.
It seems to suggest four weeks, which considering the strain some carers would be under, seem very short.

"Your CA entitlement depends on the person you care for receiving a
qualifying benefit (see section 3.1). If they go into hospital and the stay is
arranged by the NHS, payment of their qualifying benefit stops after four
weeks (12 weeks in the case of a disabled child under 16)."
4 weeks ?

ONLY if the caree's qualifying benefit is either suspended ... or expired.
Caring for a parent often starts with a bit of shopping, and then.... It crept up on me really gradually.

Looking back I think I probably became a carer when I was about 8 years old, and mum had my younger brother. She had arthritis, and I suspect post natal depression too, nothing was ever quite the same after he was born.

23 years is a long time to care for anyone, given your mum's current health problems, this is the time to focus on what she NEEDS not what she wants. After all, we all want to have our strength, youth and fitness back again, but that's not possible for any of us. Keep using the word NEED with mum, it might help to write a list of those needs.
Feel proud for what you have done for her, not guilty about what you cannot. It's time she had a team of people to care for her needs.