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Annette carers allowance for myself.

Aj4005
Aj4005

As I have few medical conditions I was wondering if I could claim carers allowance for myself.that way I can pay some one to come in and help me around the house.

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Not sure you can claim carers allowances but should try for attendance allowance

glo42
glo42 in reply to Janewell

I would fill in the forms for Attendance Allowance and see what happens. Good luck I hope that you are successful so that you can pay someone to help you.

Janewell
Janewell in reply to glo42

You need to make sure you fill it out to your benefit age concern will help uf if you're having problems

Aj4005
Aj4005 in reply to Janewell

Great thank you.

Aj4005
Aj4005 in reply to glo42

I can only try.thank you.

pig1234
pig1234 in reply to glo42

thanckyou

Aj4005
Aj4005 in reply to Janewell

Thank you.

Hi Carers Allowance is claimed by the person who is looking after you and not by yourself. However there are different allowances you can claim for from the DHSS dependant on your age.

I thought attendance allowance has now stopped for new claimants.... please correct me if iam wrong..... I think you could claim pip personal independent benefit..... if you have a close friend that could provide care around the house they would have to claim carers allowance themselves..

Depends how old u are, think pip only goes to 65, after that it's attendance allowance

Aj4005
Aj4005 in reply to krystal60

65 in October might have a go.thank you for your reply krystal60.

Mydexter
Mydexter in reply to krystal60

Yes you have to be 65 to claim attendance allowance, then if someone is looking after you they may claim carers allowance if they meet the right criteria, if you look on the Government benefits website it will tell you all about it, good luck

Aj4005
Aj4005 in reply to Mydexter

Thank you mydexter will have a look.

Aj4005
Aj4005 in reply to Mydexter

Thank you.

My daughter received backdated carers allowance without me knowing how can I stop it ?

And will she be gettin it each week

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