Need advice

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Im currently claiming JSA and looking my disabled mother who claims high rate DLA. Im finding it hard signing on and also looking after my mother. I rang CA and my claim has not yet been dealt with would I be entiled to IS if I ring them?

Tia
Hi Tia ... welcome to the canteen ... others will be along to extend their greetings.

Very quiet on here for the past fortnight.

Currently on ESA ... in old money , JSA ?

Which flavour ... there are four ?

Universal Credit already rolled out on your manor ?

Coming off ESA and onto Carers Allowance ... have you tried an online benefits calculator to see how the finances pan out ?

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... rive-33051


That will give you an indication of whether any other benefits / allowances will be payable together with the income you will receive.

I will assume that you are already explored other benefit areas ... Housing Benefit ( If in a tenanted property ) and a potential discount off Council Tax ( 25% reduction for the carer element ) ?

Health ?

Assessments ... NEEDS ( Your mother , caree ) ... CARERS ( Potentially you ) ... in course with your LA or in the " To do " pile ?

Enough on the immediate front from me.

Yell if you need anything further on the above aspects.
I'd give them a ring and ask them.
Mikey_1807 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:34 am
Im currently claiming JSA and looking my disabled mother who claims high rate DLA. Im finding it hard signing on and also looking after my mother. I rang CA and my claim has not yet been dealt with would I be entiled to IS if I ring them?

Tia
Once your CA has been processed, you should receive that, paired with a reduced amount of income support.
It works out at about £110 per week. The CA will be backdated so your just looking for the top up amount. The other element is it will help with some of your personal costs (prescription exemptions etc)

JSA should had signposted you to CA before it even got to this point.

Absolutely contact carersuk, citizens advice wouldn't go amiss either.

Would also recommend if you've not already done so to contact social services and see about carer/needs assessments, as well as inquire with local council to see your household has underlying entitlement to reduction in CT. Make sure they aren't over-billing the household.

Adaptations if your home is unsuitable or requires modifications to make it more accessible for your mother.

Speak with your GP (who also has a role to play in helping with CT reduction) about your role as a carer, make sure you are on their books as a carer for your mom.

Main thing in the beginning is reviewing/putting things in place while there is a relative degree of calm.

Hope you get this all straightened out

Best wishes