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Carers UK Forum • Attendence allowance
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Attendence allowance

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:12 pm
by amandah
Hello as a carer I am just wondering if my Hubby now he is over 65 could claim attendence allowance. He is on a state pension. I am looking after him 7 days a week. He cant work and I cant leave him. Hes partillay sighted in both eyes, deaf and has Osteo-arthritis of lower back, hips & Knees. He needs help with washing, dressing, and I am the head cook & washer up and cleaning lady etc !!! Regards Amanda h

Re: Attendence allowance

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:30 pm
by bowlingbun
From the information you have given it is very likely that your OH would be entitled to AA, and if you don't work, you should get Carer's Allowance. AA is a non means tested allowance, but CA is only payable if you earn less than £100 per week. That's a very rough guide, have a look around on the main CUK site and you'll find more information. Apply as soon as possible, then your claim will be backdated to the day you first claimed, although it will take a time for your claim to be processed. Hope that helps.

Re: Attendence allowance

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:11 am
by charles47
But of course if he's already receiving Disability Living Allowance, he won't get Attendance Allowance as well.

Re: Attendence allowance

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:18 pm
by amandah
Hi there thanks for your reply. My Hubby was getting DLA or severe Disablity allowance. But now he gets his pension. So I am not too sure if he would qualify for AA. I also get carers allowance. I will ask my social care support lady, she might know. Thank-you . Regards Amandah

Re: Attendence allowance

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:03 pm
by bowlingbun
You can't have DLA and AA, I'm afraid.

Re: Attendence allowance

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:02 pm
by Myrtle
If he's already getting DLA he just continues with it, even with his pension.

Re: Attendence allowance

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:35 pm
by amandah
Hi thanks for your reply. I think that Hubby now gets his pension , instead of DLA , but I will talk to some one after xmas. Thanks again regards amandah

Re: Attendence allowance

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:04 pm
by Myrtle
He might be getting his pension instead of something, but not instead of DLA.

Re: Attendence allowance

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:56 am
by charles47
Often they combine the pension and DLA payment into one single payment - but you should have a letter explaining that. If not, best to check first.

Re: Attendence allowance

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:11 pm
by amandah
Hi I think that he was getting severe disabled benifit. But maybe now he has got his pension that has ceased. But I will check things out, once we are back to normal next week. Kind regards amandah