Found an historic post from Scally - who has moved on - that very clearly states that all forms of respite, including sports, dance classes, even cinema, are an allowable deduction on the grounds that they constitute a direct form of respite. Up to £51.00 per week, legally.
I have contacted the Carers Allowance Unit, only to be told that there is no such thing. I was not surprised by this response. I am sure if I phoned another 10 times and spoke to 10 different people i would get several differing answers.
Can anyone help. I have tried trawling the internet, but only Scally had this response.
There is nothing on the Gov.uk website - again, not surprised.
Hi Mark … welcome to the canteen.
Yep , a very apt and alert poster … known over the years on various forums … now enjoying life on fresh pastures …
some of his legacies ( One of which you found ) live on … a fitting epitaph ?
Many of the " Deductions " are much easier if one is self employed as opposed to being employed. The fun starts when
the DoleMan says YES … okay against CA … and the TaxMan says NO … offset against tax due on profits !!! Has been known !
Okay … 2019 … what can be offset against that £ 120 to enable Carers Allowance to continue ?
Pension route ?
No doubt , one of the easiest ( Provided , of course , one selects the " Right " flavour of pension ) as you have already learned.
( Definately a case of a smidgen of jam tomorrow … £ 120 + CA still leaves ALL below the Official Poverty Line !
Even a taper on CA …no change … doubling CA … just about reach that Line. )
Internet search wise ?
Lower Incomes Tax Reform Group :
Disability and Tax ( Ancillary to the above ) … slightly historical but still valid :
I note that you are aware of some other sites … said question raised not answered by the info on them.
Carers UK Advice Team always around … contact details follow … best by email :
They might even have a standard template for that one ?
( Recent case of shop workers needing " Special " shoes to fit in with the shop’s image … cost of which now allowed against tax ! )
That’s should quench your thirst ?
If it doesn’t … just yell !
The bar ( Forum ) is open 24 / 7 … just like CarerLand ( No 9 to 5 allowed … even if you can hear Dolly Parton belting out in the background ! ) … occasionly we escort the drunks of the premises !
Oh yes , on the minimum wage ?
That rises in April … the £ 120 limit rises to £ 123 … a cut in hours to stay therein ???
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