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    • John3000
    • By John3000 26th Sep 19, 11:23 AM
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    Carer's Allowance very inadequate
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    • 26th Sep 19, 11:23 AM
    Carer's Allowance very inadequate 26th Sep 19 at 11:23 AM
    My mum looks after my sister who has severe mental health problems. She receives Career's top up (premium) as she is on Pension Credits. They pay her a measly 35 Carer's Premium, which is highly inadequate considering the amount of care she provides to my sister. We are talking about round-the-clock care here. Is she eligible for any other finanacial help? You would think they would pay at least the full amount (which is just over 65)
    Last edited by John3000; 26-09-2019 at 12:27 PM.
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 26th Sep 19, 2:33 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 2:33 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 2:33 PM
    My mum looks after my sister who has severe mental health problems. She receives Career's top up (premium) as she is on Pension Credits. They pay her a measly 35 Carer's Premium, which is highly inadequate considering the amount of care she provides to my sister. We are talking about round-the-clock care here. Is she eligible for any other finanacial help? You would think they would pay at least the full amount (which is just over 65)
    Originally posted by John3000
    Due to the overlapping benefit rules the Carers allowance can't be paid to those claiming state pension.



    The Carers premium will be added to her pension credit. Putting all her details into a benefits calculator will tell her if she's claiming everything she should be claiming.

    https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou
    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 26th Sep 19, 2:38 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 2:38 PM
    Another good benefit calculator is https://www.entitledto.co.uk/
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always check official information sources before relying on my posts.
    • Rubyroobs
    • By Rubyroobs 6th Oct 19, 8:21 PM
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    • 6th Oct 19, 8:21 PM
    Presumably your sister gets ESA or Universal credit and PIP , there is nothing stopping her paying your mum some of that to help with the caring. Your mum could also potentially claim housing benefit if she rents.
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