Hi All,

I really do hope everyone is keeping as well as they can.

After a change of circumstance I contacted the Carers Allowance benefits department. They immediately suspended payment. Change of circumstance was back to how it was before and CA was reinstated.
I did not expect any backpayment ( and have not recieved any) after the suspension and any investigations for decisions. However the letter I received was a liitle different. Can anyone make sense of it or any clarifications. I did call them and the person who answered stated it was because of" after the 28 days your not entitled to carers allowance benefit." Which I already knew. See below the quote from the letter (I made changes in brackets)

Dear ...........

We have looked again at the facts and evidence we used to make our decision. As a result we have changed the decision.
You are not entitled from (the dates after the 28 days). This is because (the person I care for) did not get an appropriate disability benefit.


Maybe it is the wording but it is just the "did not get an appropriate disability benefit." that made me frown. "Changed the decision" did not help matters either.
The person I care for is in receipt of ESA and DLA (middle rate) and obviously that was suspended due to change of circumstance but has since been reinstated.


Besides that we are all still hibernating.

Erolly