Carers allowance and backdating
in Benefits & Tax Credits
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Hi, my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April. I immediately gave up my job to become his carer as he needed a huge amount of driving to appointments plus various personal care etc as well as shopping, picking up prescriptions and so on. He applied for Attendance allowance and this was granted in July backdated to April. I have now applied for Carer's Allowance and just want to check it will be backdated to April as well. From my reading, as long as I applied within 3 months of his award date, then it should be. Is this right? I have obviously had no salary for the last 6 months so could definitely do with the money..... We are just about managing on my husband's salary but it has been very tight.
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