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Disabled person caring for a disabled person - Carers UK Forum

Disabled person caring for a disabled person

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Hi there
I am new. I am 62 and have MS, PTSD and dyslexia. I am an unpaid carer for my daughter (27) who has MS and ADD and my son (17) who is Autistic. Can anyone tell me if there is any funding etc that I can get please. For those who do not know I am not entitle to Carers benefit as I claim PIP and ESA. Catch 22 isn't it? In June next year My son who I adopted, turns 18 where all the credits I receive for him stop bar his PIP. This amounts to half my income. I know that I can get him ESA. The amount from this that I would put towards the house will not cover the outgoings. I could sell up but am loath to do so. My daughter is going into sheltered housing in the near future.
Thank you all
Sharon
Hi Sharon.

An online benefits calculator ... ideal for those " What if " scenarios ... and / or expert advice ... CAB and / or CUK's Advice Team ?

The choice is yours.

Links to all three follow :

https://www.entitledto.co.uk/

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... line-24147

( CUK ... Best by email. )

Needs / Carer Assessments ... upto date ?

Council Tax ... disregard / discount ?

In case it's needed , a guide to home care services ... what's available , and who provides them :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... site-37984
Sharon_18111 wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:50 pm
Hi there
I am new. I am 62 and have MS, PTSD and dyslexia. I am an unpaid carer for my daughter (27) who has MS and ADD and my son (17) who is Autistic. Can anyone tell me if there is any funding etc that I can get please. For those who do not know I am not entitle to Carers benefit as I claim PIP and ESA. Catch 22 isn't it? In June next year My son who I adopted, turns 18 where all the credits I receive for him stop bar his PIP. This amounts to half my income. I know that I can get him ESA. The amount from this that I would put towards the house will not cover the outgoings. I could sell up but am loath to do so. My daughter is going into sheltered housing in the near future.
Thank you all
Sharon
Have you had a needs assessment or not?