I applied for a carers allowance for my husband about 7months ago and we were refused even though he looks after me 24/7 without any payment from the gov because he receives his state pension . I was asked 3 weeks ago if we received any benefits and said no to which i was told to apply and even if we got nothing my husband would be registered. I applied and received a phonecall yesterday asking if i'd applied, i did it then and there. the ladies on the phone were really good and understanding but.............. i always feel like i'm being interrogated and get myself all flustered. Even though we have nothing more than we should have (as in savings and huge or small investments) I still feel guilty. It's like walking through the green channel in customs knowing you have nothing but still feel as though they are looking and pointing a finger at me. How on earth do I get over this feeling?