If you give care to someone for at least 35 hours a week, you might be eligible for Carer's Allowance.
You can make a claim online or use a downloadable form.
This is not merely discretionary money that does not matter. The clause introduces restrictions on the backdating of housing benefit, reducing it for the first time from one year to one month.
Mother was hitherto in receipt of State Pension and Pension Credit.
You can only make a backdated claim for a limited time.
You will lose benefit if you don’t claim Carer’s Allowance within three months of the decision to pay: If you think a decision about your claim for Carer's Allowance is wrong, you can ask the Disability and Carers Service to explain.
(She is single, living alone and nobody will be claiming CA).
I've known her years so for me it's absolutely fine although time consuming.i spoke to her about how she would feel if I were to claim for carer's allowance and she was absolutely fine with it.I've just been looking at the Carer's FAQ and it says that money can be backdated for up to three months, on the form it said something like "If approved of carer's allowance, when do you want to start claiming from".If you are unsure, I suggest your mother rings the Attendance Allowance helpline (03) for confirmation that she has an indefinite award before you complete this form.NICE, the government body responsible for recommending which drugs should be available on the NHS, recommends four drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease in the UK and one drug for the treatment of severe aggression and agitation in people with Alzheimer's disease.Awarded Attendance Allowance (this payment is already up and running).