It is completely wrong this has happened to you and your son and I hope you get it sorted out. Once the person you care for stops getting disability benefits (usually after four weeks), you’ll no longer be entitled to Carer’s Allowance. It hardly makes any profit and I don't reach the £116 limit, but I do have to supply the DWP with my paperwork, which I did at the end of June. It looks like you're new here. This means the Adviceline is closed on Thursdays and Fridays whilst we recruit and train new members of staff. Ignoring the "nanny state" issues, forcing someone to take treatment for alcoholism is unlikely to have much effect on them: people who are not willing recipients of treatment for drug and alcohol addiction have an alarmingly low success rate for coming off the stuff. So they have stopped the "carers allowance" they say i was getting because in fact should not have been getting it at all, because nobody had applied for it, then surely this is a mistake by DWP themselves, i do hope that they dont attempt to retrieve it now, they stopped it around five months ago without ever mentioning of wanting it back. Hello, I have had my carers allowance stopped since last week. He has classic autism, epilepsy, IBS & sensory modulation difficulties. "After a difficult few months I am now having to re-apply to get carers allowance again after my wife's PIP was stopped and has now been reinstated. Thank you for getting back to me. Saturday to Sunday 10am to 6pm. I am new to the forum. Are you going to appeal the decision to reduce your wife's PIP? However, I've had nothing for August and now we're into September. We often link to other websites, but we can't be responsible for their content. I phoned again last Wednesday and I was just fobbed off. They are saying it is because i was self-employed as an Avon representative, i only did it from July last year until now, but i was hardly earning anything more than £20 every 3 weeks and would have to buy brochures and things with my commission anyway. We offer support through our free advice line on 0800 678 1602. Other Reclaiming: Mortgage Fees, Council Tax etc, Pensions, Annuities & Retirement Planning, Report Holiday Deals, Bargains & Special Offers, Martin's Blogs & Appearances & MoneySavingExpert in the News. I do not have a state pension. All about money 3 posts Page 1 of 1. I suggest that you contact the Carers UK Adviceline team as they are the experts on all matters related to caring and benefits. Need expert advice? Benefits Sick or disabled people and carers Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) If your ESA is stopped or reduced. She got a full payment on 06/02/2019 and was told she would get something smaller paid in march. Fortunately, the person I spoke to on this occasion used her initiative and agreed to pay my July benefit. . If this is your first visit, check out the. Random Acts of Kindness and All things Positive! We also have specialist advisers at over 140 local Age UKs. Kevin888, I phoned the DWP, and as you say they said I had to reapply online, back dating my claim from when it was stopped. how about self reliant chocoholics?! Carers allowance stopped without warning. Need expert advice? When I realised my CA stopped, I contacted them and I was told that my accounts were with the decision team. We both sent back letters asking for the decision to be reconsidered, and surprisingly with no letters or any other kind of notification, she noticed that her PIP had been paid back into her bank this month (Feb) . There are a number of other things to consider when caring for a grandparent especially. Can't imagine being a carer and an alcoholic, it may drive one to drink but on the other hand not possible to do the job if drinking. ↳ Other specific conditions and disabilities, ↳ Your 'how to' guide for using the forum. If you received a carer premium or addition with means-tested benefits, this will continue for an extra eight weeks after your Carer’s Allowance stops. Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:52 am by Dale_1708 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:52 am Hi. This is my first post. Open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm. I'm a little confused here, hope someone can help. Chrissy talks about how she felt when her dad died. After a reassessment, my wife had her PIP stopped in December 2017 resulting in my carers allowance also being stopped. Always remember anyone can post on the MSE forums, so it can be very different from our opinion. My carers allowance didnt go into my bank today, no warning! Short answers are fine. As yet I haven't had my carers allowance reinstated, so do I have to re-apply for CA or should I wait and expect it to start again automatically ? We do benefits checks and advise on financial and practical matters related to caring. She phoned to enquire and was informed her PIP was reinstated but at a much reduced rate. Can you please tell me if my works pension is classed as an income by the DWP, and if it will effect my carers allowance claim ? I care for S, who is now 29!! You can talk to the Carers UK Adviceline five days a week, no matter where you are in the UK or how complex your query is. Will re apply this weekend. Receive all the latest news and information about Scope, https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/40504/is-my-works-pension-classed-as-income-in-a-carers-allowance-claim#FXESIgW5LYz7tQkl.99, be entered into a prize draw to win a £30 shopping voucher. You can talk to the Carers UK Adviceline five days a week, no matter where you are in the UK or how complex your query is. I suggest that you contact the Carers UK Adviceline team as they are the experts on all matters related to caring and benefits. We both sent back letters asking for the decision to be reconsidered, and surprisingly with no letters or any other kind of notification, she noticed that her PIP had been paid back into her bank this month (Feb) . Thank you all for your helpful replies, and thank you PippaScope for putting my posts in the correct place. You can continue to get Carer’s Allowance for up to eight weeks after the death. Hi. https://community.scope.org.uk/discussi ... ce-element. So, no decision had been made but they'd suspended my claim anyway. Yesterday we noticed that the normal amount had not gone in the bank. She then just put the phone down. We will be taking calls on Monday – Wednesday between 10am and 4pm. We don't as a general policy investigate the solvency of companies mentioned (how likely they are to go bust), but there is a risk any company can struggle and it's rarely made public until it's too late (see the. The online claim form is now asking if I have any 'other income', but the last claim I made never asked me about this, only if I was in employment or not. Has anyone else had their carers allowance stopped? Mine stopped in July without any warning. We do benefits checks and advise on financial and practical matters related to caring. Carers UK’s advice and information team based in London is undergoing staff changes. Thank you for your reply. Of course you are not being greedy, in an ideal world you would be paid a decent Carers Allowance, not a pittance! If wifes pip is successful do i have to make a new claim and wait several months? Carers allowance stopped without warning. All they said they would do is mark it as urgent but they couldn't say how long it would take. (I have cared for him since he was 9.) My wife who im caring for has re-applied for her pip which ends on 14/02/2019. Thats right carers allowance WILL be stopped but only if you are an alcoholic phew what a close shave but seriously GORDON BROWN has driven many of us to drink (well he did once send a taxi for me ) and if you are an alcoholic and dont take up treatment and also admit that you are in fact an alcoholic your benefits will be stopped and PURNELL did say ALL alcoholics will lose benefits so i must assume carers on benefit who are drunks will be under pressure . Carers Allowance just stopped without warning. 868 posts. 22 April 2013 at 10:57AM edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Benefits & Tax Credits. This info does not constitute financial advice, always do your own research on top to ensure it's right for your specific circumstances and remember we focus on rates not service. She got a full payment on 06/02/2019 and was told she would get something smaller paid in march.
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