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CA & AA rules re hospitalization - Carers UK Forum

CA & AA rules re hospitalization

All about money
Hi Folks,
My Aunt receives AA, my Cousin who lives with her received CA. Sadly my Aunt has suffered a stroke and been in Hospital since 4th November, she was been transferred to a specialist stroke ward last Friday and it appears she will be in their a few months.
Is it 4 weeks your allowed for AA, and up to 12 weeks for CA.
My cousin wants to be upfront about things with the Benefit people, even though he visits his Mum every day to help feed her,etc...
Can anyone offer any advice please.
Hello Gemini Man and welcome.

To be honest I'm not too sure about how long either benefit is payable although 28 days does ring a bell !

I suggest that either you or your cousin contact the Carers UK Adviceline team as they are the experts on all matters related to caring and benefits and will be able to confirm the details.
Need expert advice? You can talk to the Carers UK Adviceline five days a week, no matter where you are in the UK or how complex your query is. We do benefits checks and advise on financial and practical matters related to caring.

0808 808 7777
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The Carers UK Adviceline also includes a listening service, there for you to talk through your caring situation with a trained volunteer who understands what you are going through. Available Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9am to 7pm.

If you can’t get through on the phones (lines are often oversubscribed) then send them an email, they’ll usually get back to you within 3-5 working days.
Our 31 year old son has been in the ICU for more than 6 months. They stopped his DLA and my carers allowance after 28 days and to add insult to injury took the carers discount off our council tax even though my husband and I are up at the hospital 7 hours a day doing the nurses jobs for them. The past week has been hell and Robert has had no physio and sees a nurse for about half an hour a day if he is lucky - yet he is supposed to get one to one care 24/7! Every time we complaoin we get the same speil that there are people in there much worse than our son. That's as ma be but they shouldn't be constantly taking the care he needs away. A couple of days ago his tracheostomy tube popped out of his neck and if we had not been there he could have died yet he gets labelled as "anxious" by some of the nurses. I think he has a prettty good reason to be genuinely anxious!!!