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all the money going on carers? - Carers UK Forum

all the money going on carers?

All about money
Dealing with the lady again about attendence allowance.

Relatives have arranged carers, one in the morning, one in the evening.

But by the time paid bills and the care costs literally no money left.

Lady owns the house but sure she doesn't have over £23'000 savings.

Isn't there supposed to a minimum income guarantee?

That you should have some money left over.

This isn't through the council, should it be, a Needs assessment and a financial check?

The relatives don't really know about all this, all working so cannot provide the care so arranged paid carers privately and
independently of the council.
Hi Mike,

Here is info:
https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... sment#sec5

In a nutshell as caree shouting loudly (difficult pooh) and hard to think straight. Yes, Needs assessment this will include financial assessment. Value of house not included as she is still living there.

Melly1
Attendance Allowance is not means tested, there's only two rates, even the higher rate only amounts to £356.60p every four weeks, it doesn't go very far. For my wife, one carer for 45 minutes on four mornings per week and then there's just over £10 left over.
Under £23,000? Social Services will pay for some or all of the care, after a financial assessment.
It's vital that someone helps her claim the benefits she is entitled to, and gets a Needs Assessment done asap.