Attendance Allowance / PIP / DLA / SDP : Paid To Family Carer ? There Are " Problems " NOT Advertised !

All about money
Just a question asked on the Daily Chuckle's " Money Mail " section that should set off alarm bells throughout ALL of CarerLand :
Should you pay grandparents to look after the kids ? They would earn more than double their state pension if given average babysitting wage.

Grandparents would earn £19k a year if they were paid to babysit grandchildren.

More than half of parents admit grandparents provide childcare at least three times a week.

Around 40% said they preferred their child to be looked after by a family member if further babysitting was required.



Grandparents / grandchildren ... informal KINSHIP carers ?

Grandparent caring for a son / daughter ... NO CA ... overlapping benefit rule if said grandparent receives the State Pension.

But , being paid a " Wage " to care for a grandchild ?

See where this is heading.

As they say up north ... early doors ... but yet another one to keep a close eye on ?
You cannot get the severe disability premium if someone is getting Carer’s Allowance or the carers element of Universal Credit for looking after you.


Okay ... SDP paid to caree ... hands over same to carer ... no need for carer to claim Carers Allowance.

STOP !

PROBLEMS !

Same logic as previously described ... untaxed income coming into the hands of the carer ... declare said monies ?

Effect on any income related benefits claimed ?

What if said carer could NOT qualify for CA ... say the 21 Rule ???

What if this has been going on for ... years ???

NO problem if the carer claims CA , and , as a direct result , the caree loses SDP.

CUK ... come out , come out wherever you are !

This needs sorting ... end of !
And STILL no sign of our CEO on the forum!
Please .... give CUK a chance to answer a request from the forum ... once every three months or so !

Direct Payments
AA * PIP * DLA * SDP
Guest speakers
CEO
Disclaimers
AGM edited highlights ( Now 3 years behind ! )
DWP purge
Unanswered topics from the last DG visit

( There's more out there ... these will do for now. )

Those alone take us into 2021 on the present time scale ... and there's a little matter of that Green Paper out there ... ready to be smuggled out under the avalanche of crisis news as a result of the wrong type of Brexit !

Patience ...

All will collapse in due course... this is CarerLand !
Oh yes , UNSAFE HOSPITAL DISCHARGES ... one they , themselves , started.

In short , " The Dumpster " thread ... now prominent near to the top of the main CHC / NHS Continuing Healthcare thread.

Talk about interlocking threads.

I do wonder if CUK really appreciated what question they really asked in that one.

Did WE really have to point out where it naturally led ?

Akin to feeling just the tail of an elephant ... not knowing what was attached to said tail !!!

The only way CUK will learn is for their brass to actually experience life in CarerLand ... say for a three week trial .. on OUR pay
and normal caring conditions ... at all levels.

Any longer ?

We don't want them too traumatised , do we ... they have their jobs to do ... of sorts ?

Plenty of reality show tasks available ... well . normal life for us anyway ... our pay would be a good one ... how to get blood out of a stone ?

The two caree task always a good one ... one in hospital calling out for you ... the other confined to bed ... how to be in two
places at once ... and ... bus fare ... just enough but ... tomorrow's dinner ... 2 eggs / 1 potato left and ... disaster ... no tin of
spam ... and just enough on the meter for 4 minutes worth of power.

( No ! Not the additional problem of the landlord's agent knocking on the door for last month's rent as well ... please ?

The classic ... EAT / HEAT / ROOF ... all in one ... half the carer army juggles with those ... daily ! )


BACK TO THIS THREAD.
Time to synchronise with the DIRECT PAYMENTS thread ... interlocked in more ways than one !

WHAT WE DON'T WANT IS FOR THE DWP ... HAVING SMELT BLOOD WITH EARNINGS / CARERS ALLOWANCE ... TO EXTEND THEIR DEERSTALKERS INTO THIS ISSUE.

HAVING SAID THAT , THE CARER ARMY DO WANT TO KNOW PRECISELY WHAT IS ALLOWED , AND WHAT ISN'T !!!

ALMOST A CHOICE OF THE DEVIL ... OR THE DEEP BLUE SEA ?

A PROBLEM NOT OF OUR MAKING !!!

( An observation ... a little digging ... and this is the end result. Several MILLION could be affected ! )
Diarise forward in line with the main DIRECT PAYMENTS thread.

Just when is this bomb due to explode ?