[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/phpbb/session.php on line 585: sizeof(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/phpbb/session.php on line 641: sizeof(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable
I’ve hit the wall - Page 2 - Carers UK Forum

I’ve hit the wall

Tell us a bit about yourself here.
Jasmine_1909 wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:39 pm


One thing she said on the phone was that I cannot register as a carer as myself and my mum have the same address, and that I cannot claim Carers Allowance if she claims AA, and that it was my choice to stop working...
I'm not sure what "registering as a carer" actually means, but the rest is nonsense: my wife received AA (still does) and until I reached pensionable age I was in receipt of Carers Allowance (it stops when you get your state pension) - and we both live at the same address.
Hey Jasmin

Nice to hear from you again. Absolute rubbish that you can't claim carers allowance. Carers allowance is a benefit for you not for mum and won't have any impact on your Mum's benefits. Please do phone or email the helpline.
I too was told that if I claimed carers allowance, the person would lose a disability premium or something.
Think this needs to be clear here, can claiming carers allowance affect the carees benefits?
https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eff ... r-benefits

https://www.gov.uk/attendance-allowance

From the second link (re. Attendance Allowance) :- "If you do have a carer, they could get Carer’s Allowance if you have substantial caring needs".
Claiming CA will NOT affect Attendance payments but YES it can affect another benefit.

I think it's SDA which is an extra if you don't have anyone to help you.

Talk to the helpline. If you are caring you are entitled to CA if you meet the criteria. It's your right to it, so claim it! The disabled person is lucky to get 35 hours plus care for a miserly £60!!!