I’ve been caring for my partner for over a year now and I keep being told by other carers that I should be claiming carers allowance because they are (one of them earns £65k and still gets it!!). I work from home running my own business which doesn’t cover the bills but does earn more than £123 a week (I’m caring full time, 24hrs a day and can only work because it’s from home). I can’t seem to find what these people are claiming that gets them almost £400 a month! Could they be on a legacy carers allowance or am I missing something? Considering my earnings are about £500 short of my costs per month atm, that extra money would be a lifesaver!! Can anyone help?
Thanking you in advance
one of them earns £65k and still gets it!!
I would like to know how ?
Full sp on Carers Allowance from elsewhere on this site :
The earnings section … then compare with what your contact said ?
( Can earn more than £ 123 per week PROVIDED THAT one goes down the marshaling route … personal pension contributions normally the easiest. )
Benefits / allowances in general … time for a full m.o.t. ?
An online benefits calculator … and number crunching time :
Once you have input what’s relevant to you , any surprises revealed ?
Self employed / expenses deductible … spelt out in that link … do NOT confuse with those the TaxMan allows !
Purely for an addendum … the recent DWP purge on carers … 80,000 odd said to be caught :
Makes interesting reading ?
That’s what I thought Chris! I’ve done all those things previously, and never been entitled on any benefit checker, which is why I wondered how the hell this other person was managing to get it!
I have to assume it’s a legacy benefit and will be cut soon. It just hurt when he said “it’s only something like £385 a month, not that much”, and I thought sod off, that could save my life!
But then there’s never enough for those who actually need it, right?
There is no legacy benefit, this person isn’t telling you the truth!!
Tell us more about your caree. There may be other money available from different sources.