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My mum claims dla & esa. I have a 3 year old

Daughter & my mums full time carer, i claim

Income support bt was nt aware until 3 weeks ago that i could claim carers allowance, so I put a claim in and was just wondering how much carers allowance & income support i would now be eligible for & if it is backdated?

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As long as your mum gets middle rate care you will be able to claim its £58 per week, this is taken off your income support and a diability premium is added of £30 so you will be better off by £30. My daughters claim was backdated for the maximum, that is 3 months. My daughter applied on line for carers and the money including the back pay was in her account in 8 days. Hope this helps.

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Thats great 8 days! I sent my form away 2 weeks ago and called on friday, thy said my carers allowance had been accepted & they were just waitin on word back from income support to give it the go ahead and told me to call back at begining of week, wondering whether to call today or not.

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Yes give them a call, it wont hurt at least they might tell you when to expect payment.

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Just one point if your mum gets esa she may well get the carers premium added in. If that is the case she may lose that premium.

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Just called them 1st payment will be 17th of december & the backdated payments will be in then too. Thanks alot

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Just one point if your mum gets esa she may well get the carers premium added in. If that is the case she may lose that premium.

 

You mean the severe disability premium.

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Is that what it's called. I just remember when a relative had middle rate dla they had the choice of who got the premium

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Anyone knw hw mch i will have backdated? My

Income support is being cut to £40 a week nw i claim the £58

Carers allowance so will i get the £58 backdated or just the £32 extra that i get a week?

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I think so but don't quote me. Remember if your mum is getting a disability premium she may well lose it.

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As long as you are sure. I wouldn't want you to be screwed over. You should receive the maximum you are entitled to. Contrary to how it may appear i am all for getting full entitlements just hate people who screw the system.

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Is that what it's called. I just remember when a relative had middle rate dla they had the choice of who got the premium

 

Yes. The carers premium is what you get if you receive an income based benefit such as income support and either receive carers allowance or have an underlying entitlement to it.

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Can someone answer another carers question. On income related esa that is reduced because of industrial injuries benefit. Being in the support group I get the extra premiun for that. I know carers will be deducted, will I get a premium added to that because of claiming carers. Well confused.

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