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    My dad is in a care home permanent now so my mum is on her own . She is a cancer survivor she has asthma and is bent over with age sciatica - she cannot make her own meals properly as she can't stand straight so i make them for her and i am there twice a day to make sure she has eaten and i do all her housework for her .

    Could i claim care allowance for looking after her , and does this affect her pension i really know nothing about this .
    I was a meeting yesterday with my mum and a social worker who is seeing to the financial side of things for my dads care and she asked if i was my mum's carer and i said yes and she said i should look into to claiming it .

    thank you
    s2m x
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  • #2
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    Sorry your Dad is in a home, I know what it was like moving Mum into one.
    as for the allowance, there is no harm in applying BUT if you are in recipt of any other benifits it could affect them,

    try and find out more on line or phone Age UK who may be abl to explain things more xxx
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    • #3
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      Carers allowance is a taxable benefit. If your mum gets SEvere disablement benefit, it might affect that. She does have to be in receipt of DLA, pip or attendance allowance for you to get it.

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      • #4
        Re: carers allowance

        she gets attendance allowance but that will stop now my dad is in a home . so looks like i won't qua;ify .
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        • #5
          Re: carers allowance

          She should apply for attendance allowance in her own right.

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          • #6
            Re: carers allowance

            You can apply for attendance allowance for looking after her. I get indefinite lower rate allowance to care for my mother. Doesn't affect benefits and isn't taxable
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            • #7
              Re: carers allowance

              Originally posted by SXGuy View Post
              You can apply for attendance allowance for looking after her. I get indefinite lower rate allowance to care for my mother. Doesn't affect benefits and isn't taxable
              Does she have to have a disability though ?
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              • #8
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                No not for the lower rate. Just need to answer some simple questions about what she needs help with etc.
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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by SXGuy View Post
                  No not for the lower rate. Just need to answer some simple questions about what she needs help with etc.
                  Thanks what is the lower rate please ?
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                  • #10
                    Re: carers allowance

                    It's 220.40 every four weeks
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                    • #11
                      Re: carers allowance

                      thanks sxguy will apply see what happens .
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JLC View Post
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                        She should apply for attendance allowance in her own right.
                        Hi- since my dad died in April my mum has now been awarded attendance allowance and I applied for carers allowance as i am my mum's full time carer . I applied nearly 6 weeks ago and haven't heard a thing .

                        When I submitted to the application online it said it would take 3 weeks for a decision and nothing at all .Should I contact them and see how my claim is proceeding ?
                        thanks x
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                        • #13
                          I would, sometimes they *misplace* things
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                          • #14
                            It was seven weeks until my was awarded attendance allowance so will wait until next Friday then if nothing will ring up - if I do get it I should get back pay from week my dad died which will be about 16 weeks .
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