Break in CA

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
Is it really necessary for my wife/carer to inform the CA unit that she is going away for a single night to a funeral ?
She believes that she will lose a single days claim over this and wants to do "the right thing"
Last year - I was in hospital for 6 nights and she lost 6/7ths of a weeks claims
I thought that a carer was entitled to a 4 week break without it affecting claims ??

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  • DiaryDiary Forumite
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    50Twuncle wrote: »
    Is it really necessary for my wife/carer to inform the CA unit that she is going away for a single night to a funeral ?
    She believes that she will lose a single days claim over this and wants to do "the right thing"
    Last year - I was in hospital for 6 nights and she lost 6/7ths of a weeks claims
    I thought that a carer was entitled to a 4 week break without it affecting claims ??

    No it's not necessary. I go into respite fairly regularly and my husband's ca and benefits stay the same and he was told not to inform unless it's more than 3 weeks.
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    Nope, she doesn't have to inform them - some people receiving CA quite legitimately don't see the person that they care for every day. It is for people caring for at least 35 hours a week, and as long as she still fulfils that requirement, she will be fine.

    I went away on Brownie pack holiday for two nights, and my daughter looked after my sons. I still cared for my disabled son for well in excess of 35 hours that week.
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