Carers allowance

I currently have a claim in for carees allowance. I work part-time and pay a friend to look after my husband while i work. I just rang to chase my claim and was told this is not an allowable expense. I was under the impression i could claim this as an expense for upto 50 percent of my wages???

So was I!

Ring our CUK helpline.

Hi Claire,

That was my understanding too. I also checked online

A different example I know, but I have had issues with sorting S’s Universal Credit - especially if dealing with new DWP employees… I do wonder if you would get a different response if you spoke to someone else within the Carers Allowance Unit. Might be worth a try.

Also as BB says, worth contacting the helpline

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