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Carers Allowance Renewal Form, Is there such a thing?

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If someone claims carers allowance is it just paid indefinitely till a change of circumstances is reported or do the DSS send out a 'Renewal Form' at various intervals.


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  • Horseunderwater
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    Paid until you tell them no longer needed. ie someone u care for dies/goes into a care home etc.
  • swingaloo
    swingaloo Posts: 2,786 Forumite
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    Thank you
    One more question please


    If a person has been fraudulently claiming and has to repay plus the fine they will get, what happens if this person has no income at all.


    If they are living with a partner is this partner liable in any way if they knew nothing about the other person making a fraudulent claim?
  • [Deleted User]
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    swingaloo wrote: »
    Thank you
    One more question please


    If a person has been fraudulently claiming and has to repay plus the fine they will get, what happens if this person has no income at all.


    If they are living with a partner is this partner liable in any way if they knew nothing about the other person making a fraudulent claim?

    which begs the question...have you been?(making a fraudulent claim that is?)
  • bloolagoon
    bloolagoon Posts: 7,973 Forumite
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    woodbine wrote: »
    which begs the question...have you been?(making a fraudulent claim that is?)

    I don't think its them they have reported someone else for fraud :)
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  • swingaloo
    swingaloo Posts: 2,786 Forumite
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    woodbine wrote: »
    which begs the question...have you been?(making a fraudulent claim that is?)



    Most definitely not. Now can you answer my question?
  • bloolagoon
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    swingaloo wrote: »
    Most definitely not. Now can you answer my question?

    My understanding is that for fraud they will look singularly at the claimant, however, any fines, repayment they will look at the households ability to pay.

    So the oblivious working partner won't be accused of fraud but quite possibly will be the one that ends up paying :(

    I want to be wrong but I think that's correct. Ive seen court papers and it asks for household income, expenses and savings.
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  • swingaloo
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    bloolagoon wrote: »
    My understanding is that for fraud they will look singularly at the claimant, however, any fines, repayment they will look at the households ability to pay.

    So the oblivious working partner won't be accused of fraud but quite possibly will be the one that ends up paying :(

    I want to be wrong but I think that's correct. Ive seen court papers and it asks for household income, expenses and savings.




    Thank you for the reply. That's just what I didn't want to hear, hopefully he will throw her out before this ever gets to the court stage!
  • bloolagoon
    bloolagoon Posts: 7,973 Forumite
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    swingaloo wrote: »
    Thank you for the reply. That's just what I didn't want to hear, hopefully he will throw her out before this ever gets to the court stage!

    I know, I hope I'm wrong too
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  • racon
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    swingaloo wrote: »
    If someone claims carers allowance is it just paid indefinitely till a change of circumstances is reported or do the DSS send out a 'Renewal Form' at various intervals.


    Thank you

    Hey CA is the only benefit that you can claim, but that you do not have to prove you are entitled to it. Likewise it will continue in payment until you close it down. There are no reviews, it is based purely on the honesty factor. As such, it will be very difficult to prove by the DWP that it should not be in payment. Unless either/both the cared for person and/or the claimant admit that caring for 35 hours a week did not happen.
  • swingaloo
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    In this case the person who it was being claimed for hasn't seen the claimant for over 3 years!!!
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