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New Covid information from ataxia uk & unpaid carers

Legs-alive
Legs-alive

Good afternoon all.

I’m just wondering if anyone knows how unpaid carers & receiving the Covid vaccine works.

My husband is my main carer but still works throughout the day, when he’s at work my daughter now helps with my care, due to her being furloughed. Would he now be entitled to the vaccine with the vulnerable group(number 6 in the list)or is it only for those who claim carers allowance?

We aren’t entitle to any help from anywhere-money wise due to his yearly earnings, so I’m unsure if he will fall into this category, doesn’t anyone know who exactly falls into the ‘unpaid carers’ group please.

Many thanks in advance for any help.

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🙂 This link might be helpful.

carersuk.org/news-and-campa...

Legs-alive
Legs-alive in reply to wobblybee

Thank you 😊

Are you in the UK? If so PIP is non means tested

paul456
paul456 in reply to Lucycord123

Hi LucyHope you are well.

I don’t think PIP is means tested.

Lucycord123
Lucycord123 in reply to paul456

I meant non means tested sorry... I too get it whilst working full time. I'm a numpty sorry

paul456
paul456 in reply to Lucycord123

Your defiantly not a numpty my friend.

I have the same IQ as a dead fish but that’s what I get for not going to school.

Mind you the school did teach you what was going to be useful when you leave which was appropriate to the area i.e.

We started on a Monday with leaning how to burgle houses, shops and banks then how to get into cars and hot wire them.

As we got better we then learnt how to fill in forms to cheat the benefits system, money laundering and how to pick pockets. HARD AREA Lol.

You stay safe my friend.

Who Cares Wins.

Lucycord123
Lucycord123 in reply to paul456

Haha sorry I just seen your response, it gave me a wee chuckle. Yes my family are from a similar background... From a place called Drumchapel in Glasgow. Now I turned out to be a criminal justice social worker... That one went down well haha.

I'm Lucy, 32 from Glasgow.. SCA2 sufferer nice to make your acquaintance 😊 hope you're well xx

Yes I’m, I’m on dla, I don’t work but my husband who’s my main & only carer works. We can’t claim anything due to his yearly income.

My wife is my carer, I get DLA and my State Pension...... My wife used to get carers allowance until she reached retirement age, thenDWP said she is getting her pension, so cannot have carers allowance too.

So my wife has been an unpaid carer for nine years so far.

Now heres the question, I am 77 and expect to be called to my GPs surgery for my vaccine soon, but will they give my wife the vaccine as my carer, she is 69 years of age??

pinjem
pinjem in reply to Veteran250

See the link put up by admin recently, paid and unpaid carers. I will have some forms sent to my husband can be vaccinated at the same time as me.

Legs-alive
Legs-alive in reply to pinjem

Where did you get the forms from please?

pinjem
pinjem in reply to Legs-alive

The local GP surgery will be sending them. Good luck!

Legs-alive
Legs-alive in reply to pinjem

Ah the letters to receive the vaccine. Apologies I thought you ment you were waiting for some different forms👍🏼

pinjem
pinjem in reply to Legs-alive

It was the forms so my husband can have 'carer' marked on his records which will enable him to have the vaccine with me. Also for collecting medicine and if we wanted, him talking about my condition.

Legs-alive
Legs-alive in reply to pinjem

Oh I haven’t received one of those. I’ve told my husband he needs to ring the health centre up & let them know he’s my main carer & to ask if his names down to receive it at the same time as me, I have my medication delivered but he picks it up when needed so the chemist know him well. Hopefully after the top 4 have been done it won’t be too long before group 6 comes around! Fingers crossed 🤞

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