Fibromyalgia Action UK
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Carers allowance

Hi everyone x I am on high rate for both disability and mobility and I wondered if I can can get someone to claim carers allowance for me as I was told anyone working full time can't be a carer but my daughters and especially my husband comes come does the cooking washing cleaning helps my onto my seat over the bath so I can shower he dries my hair etc then maybe 5 times in the night he needs to help me move due to the pain and also helping taking my oral morphine etc. is it true what I've been told and if so who can care for people thankyou :) xxxxx

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My Sister in law has MS my Brother works full time she has carers allowance and uses it to pay for help to visit daily. I get it because I am my husbands carer. Someone will know much more about all this I am sure. Lou xx


You can find a lot of information on GOV.UK also the Citizens Advice Bureau can help you with information and the form filling. They have helped me a lot, it's no charge and they are friendly and discreet, just ring for an appointment giving the outline of your problem and what to take to them, that easy.

It sounds like you qualify for a Carer's Allowance going by the benefits you are claiming, so it is worth a try.



Hi nikk1975

I do not actually know myself but I have pasted you a link to the GOV.UK page on Eligibility for Carers Allowance So I hope that you find this useful:

Eligibility for Carers Allowance

I want to wish you all the best of luck if you go ahead and make a claim.

Take care

Ken x


Hi there. My patner claims carers allowance. You can get it if the carer is working. You also get it backdated so please claim as soon as possible. Hope this helps. Take care.


To get carers allowance you have to care for the person for the person for 35hrs a week or more and you have to be claiming a qualifying benefit and you must be getting the benefit before you can apply for carers allowance .


Anyohe can be your carer depending on how many hours the work the less hours they work the more care allowance the will get the top rate for carers allowance is about £55 a week


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