A little advice please Re carers allowance.

All about money
Hi Charlie.

Yep ... wrong flavour of DLA :

The person you care for

The person you care for must already get one of these benefits:

Personal Independence Payment - daily living component.
Disability Living Allowance - the middle or highest care rate.
Attendance Allowance.
Constant Attendance Allowance at or above the normal maximum rate with an Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.
Constant Attendance Allowance at the basic (full day) rate with a War Disablement Pension.
Armed Forces Independence Payment.


Only a move up that league table to either MIDDLE or HIGHER rate will trigger Carers Allowance being made.

Good to learn that moves are already in place for a fresh assessmnet.

Keep us appraised ... we are here to help you !
NOTE: Charlie

For future reference

Pip has only two rates...

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benef ... -how-long/
Definitely needs to be upgraded to the higher rate if she needs watching full time now.