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    • AG47
    • By AG47 6th Sep 17, 4:02 PM
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    Joint I.S and DLA JC interview
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    • 6th Sep 17, 4:02 PM
    Joint I.S and DLA JC interview 6th Sep 17 at 4:02 PM
    I'm a full time carer, but actually my wife does so much of the care for our disabled son,

    Now the JC want to interview her so she starts looking for work

    Would it be ok if I was the one who went to look for work and not her, even though I'm officially the carer?

    Is it worth swapping the paperwork over to make her the official full time carer, I mean we both do it but if one of us had to go to work then we think it's best for me
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
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    • AG47
    • By AG47 7th Oct 17, 8:23 PM
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    My I.S still came through
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • AG47
    • By AG47 9th Oct 17, 4:28 PM
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    No it shouldn't be joint claim as carers because only 1 person can claim it. Whoever gives the most care should be the one claiming it. As you're the one claiming it atm your wife could claim it if she cares for more than 35 hours per week, as already stated. You can't earn over £116 per week when claiming CA, as already stated.
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    How can we go about changing the main career from myself to my wife please?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 9th Oct 17, 4:34 PM
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    You need to ring Carers Allowance but there maybe a delay in your payments if you do this. I'm not sure though.
    • AG47
    • By AG47 9th Oct 17, 4:38 PM
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    You need to ring Carers Allowance but there maybe a delay in your payments if you do this. I'm not sure though.
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    The thing is we both care for our son, I do all the heavy lifting, but if one of us has to back to work it should be me. My wife can't be away from him for too long sometimes he really needs her and I'm not going to be able to calm him down.

    So my options are to try and get work for at least a day per week to start with, now should I transfer the main career over to my wife or leave it as it is, that I am the main career?

    I'm so confused
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • AG47
    • By AG47 9th Oct 17, 5:03 PM
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    Is it ok for me to go back to work and be a full time career
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • _shel
    • By _shel 9th Oct 17, 5:15 PM
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    Is it ok for me to go back to work and be a full time career
    Originally posted by AG47
    Yes you can work and claim carers allowance you just can’t earn more than £116 a week.

    If you decide for your wife to claim you need to stop your claim and she makes a claim. It’s not as simple as switching it to her.
    Thanks to everyone who posts competitions
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 9th Oct 17, 5:18 PM
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    Is it ok for me to go back to work and be a full time career
    Originally posted by AG47
    We've already covered this multiple times. If you work then anything you earn over £20 per week will affect your Income Support £1 for £1. If you earn £100 per week then £80 will come off your Income Support. Please read back through this whole thread.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 9th Oct 17, 5:19 PM
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    Yes you can work and claim carers allowance you just can’t earn more than £116 a week.

    If you decide for your wife to claim you need to stop your claim and she makes a claim. It’s not as simple as switching it to her.
    Originally posted by _shel
    They claim Income Support as a couple..
    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 9th Oct 17, 5:50 PM
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    Please help, I have just had a letter saying we missed a work focused interview, and my wife will have her benefits stopped now.

    Well actually she doesn't claim anything at all, the claims for housing benefit and carers allowance and DLA are all in my name.

    What will happen now
    Originally posted by AG47
    Nothing to do with you being in New York at the time?
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