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my brother who is my mothers carer has been in hospital for the the last two weeks and is still there when he gets out he will need a lot of time to recover .my problem is i must stay of work to look after my mother and get no wages from my work where do i stand

thanks all in advance

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  • Poppie68
    Poppie68 Posts: 4,881 Forumite
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    brandydog wrote: »
    my brother who is my mothers carer has been in hospital for the the last two weeks and is still there when he gets out he will need a lot of time to recover .my problem is i must stay of work to look after my mother and get no wages from my work where do i stand

    thanks all in advance



    Your brother has to inform the DWP that he is in hospital and no longer caring for your mother, if your still employed you won't qualify for the carers allowance, you may qualify for income related benefits which take into account a live in spouse/partners income and savings.
  • baza52
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    brandydog wrote: »
    my brother who is my mothers carer has been in hospital for the the last two weeks and is still there when he gets out he will need a lot of time to recover .my problem is i must stay of work to look after my mother and get no wages from my work where do i stand

    thanks all in advance

    Who has looked after her for the last 2 weeks?
    Can you not survive from some of your savings for a couple of weeks?
  • Darksparkle
    Darksparkle Posts: 5,465 Forumite
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    Poppie68 wrote: »
    Your brother has to inform the DWP that he is in hospital and no longer caring for your mother, if your still employed you won't qualify for the carers allowance, you may qualify for income related benefits which take into account a live in spouse/partners income and savings.

    If employed but on no income, why couldn't they claim carers?
  • missbiggles1
    missbiggles1 Posts: 17,481 Forumite
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    baza52 wrote: »
    Who has looked after her for the last 2 weeks?
    Can you not survive from some of your savings for a couple of weeks?

    I agree, that's what savings are for.
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