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Hi can anyone advise I have been awarded CA from July 17th but because I was/am on IS the CA payments can't be paid for that date but surely the carer premium should be paid? As I was down £34 odds per week from July. I'm confused about this. If I should be paid it I've not been given anything yet my first payment of Carers has been paid and I haven't even had an updated IS letter with my new award, i know the payments have been changed cause I've received it the carer premium is included after the deductions. Who pays the backdated amount of CP and when should I expect to be paid? Any help would be great. It's expensive being a carer going out in the car paying parking petrol. In my opinion we aren't paid enough it's constant and emotionally draining it's easier going to a normal job but that's another story. That's in advance
I suggest that you contact the Carers UK Adviceline team as they are the experts on all matters related to caring and benefits. They will be able to give you confidential advice based on your individual circumstances.
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.

Freephone: 0808 808 7777
email: advice@carersuk.org

Carers UK’s advice and information team based in London is undergoing staff changes. This means the Adviceline is closed Wednesday to Friday whilst we recruit and train new members of staff. We will be taking calls on Monday and Tuesday between 10am and 4pm. You can email or write to the Adviceline and we aim to respond to your enquiries within seven working days.

You can also get hold of useful advice, information and support online.
• Visit our Help and Advice sections of our website (www.carersuk.org), we have loads of information and downloadable factsheets on the topics people ask us about most.
• New to caring? Our Upfront guide will take you straight to the information you need to know. It takes only a few minutes to complete.
• And our volunteer-led Listening Support service will continue to take calls on Monday and Tuesday, 10am to 4pm.

We aim to return to our five-day a week service by 2nd January 2018..

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 10am to 4pm.
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.

Also have a look at the Carers UK fact sheet on Carers Allowance which contains details about Carers Premiums
http://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice ... -allowance
Jules, often when there is a benefit change, you get sent a letter saying what has changed, how much etc. plus a cheque for the back payment. Irritatingly, sometimes there is a delay in getting one or the other. Maybe wait a few days.?
However, in your post you say it's expensive being a carer, with parking, fuel etc. Any costs you incur like this should be paid for by the caree out of their Attendance Allowance, which is to cover the costs of being disabled.
If your caree is with you, then he/she is probably entitled to a Blue Badge - you don't have to be a driver to qualify. This would save parking fees. Alternatively, if you are alone, then consider asking them to buy you an annual parking pass for the area where you live, which will work out a lot cheaper.
Thanks for the replies my IS changed nearly two weeks ago but still no letter I'm due another payment this week if I don't receive the letter I'll phone maybe it's gone to another house by mistake, anyway thanks for the heads up that was helpful.