Hi All, I am malmue I was wondering if I would be entitled to any benefits as I look after my 90 year old mother. She needs constant attention as she has many problems. My husband cooks and serves all her meal to her.
I have epilepsy and therefore not allowed to drive. As my mum has lots of hospital appointments my husband, who is 70 has a lot of driving. to do now, which he finds stressful.
Last week we were obliged to sell our caravan as we can't leave her alone in our house. We don't have any other family members to help us get any break.
To simplify matters we got an en suite installed as she needs a lot of toilet time. We live in a small pensioner's bungalow and don't have much free space now.
I used to get benefits for my medical problems, bust these have all been removed last year. With both of us living on a pension finance is fairly tight now days
I would be grateful if someone could give me advice on whether I am entitled to carers allowance.