Stopping carers allowance before it’s even started

I wrote a while ago about being rejected because they said I studied full time when I study part time.

They sent me a form for college to fill out which I sent back a few weeks ago. I’m due to start a new job and will not be entitled to carers allowance once I start.

If I ring up now and inform them of my start date will they still pay the backdated amount when they process the form and stop the claim from my start date? I applied in January with the backdating from October requested.

Yes, if your were entitled for that period yes they should. It’s not your fault having to wait longer because the application was rejected and time taken to authorise it.

Dear ALC
My name is Kristie and i am a volunteer community online host for Carers UK. I hope you get to find the answer to your predicament through either fellow carers or the information that is on this website. I would like to mention that there is also a phone number a helpline for Carers UK which i will give to you below.
So welcome to the forum! You are not alone in your caring role and i am sure that many on here will understand exactly how you feel and will offer you the support that you need. Caring can be very lonely and the pandemic has made caring responsibilities challenging as many carers have been socially restricted and unable to attend social groups etc.
Carers UK are running two online weekly meet ups for carers and you can find the information on how to register at Care For A Cuppa:-https://www,Online meetups | Carers UK. The second online weekly meet up is called Share And Learn:-Share and Learn | Carers UK.
Our telephone number as mentioned is 0808 808 7777 and the line is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am-6pm. Our email address is (
They provide information and guidance to unpaid carers. This covers:-
-Benefit And Financial Support
-Your Rights As A Carer In The Workplace
-Carers Assessments And How To Get Support In Your Caring Role
-Services Available To Carers And The People You Care For
-How To Complain Effectively And Challenge Decisions
Best Wishes

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