Universal Credit

My son is claiming the above. At the moment he has been looking after my mum as my dad is in hospital after having a stroke. He will have been in 2 weeks this coming Tuesday. Is there anything my son can claim for while he’s looking after my mum? 

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  • elsien
    elsien Posts: 32,226
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    When you say looking after, what does that mean in every day practical terms?
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • Sarah69
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    elsien said:
    When you say looking after, what does that mean in every day practical terms?
    Helping around the house, cooking for her, weekly shopping. Taking bins out etc
  • McKneff
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    Is she unable to do anything for herself, 
    Say if your son wasn't able to be there. Would she manage.
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • Rubyroobs
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    Does you mum receive a disability benefit?
  • Spoonie_Turtle
    Spoonie_Turtle Posts: 8,134
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    If she claims a qualifying disability benefit then the carer element of UC might be an option, if he's providing 35hrs or more of care/help.  Depends on what benefits your parents claim as to whether it would affect them financially.
  • Sarah69
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    If she claims a qualifying disability benefit then the carer element of UC might be an option, if he's providing 35hrs or more of care/help.  Depends on what benefits your parents claim as to whether it would affect them financially.
    Hi, I think the only benefit she claims is attendance allowance. 
  • Spoonie_Turtle
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    Sarah69 said:
    If she claims a qualifying disability benefit then the carer element of UC might be an option, if he's providing 35hrs or more of care/help.  Depends on what benefits your parents claim as to whether it would affect them financially.
    Hi, I think the only benefit she claims is attendance allowance. 
    Then he could claim the carer element for UC.

    Best to check first to make sure she definitely doesn't claim anything else that it might affect, though. 
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