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Received a letter for an interview under caution for carer allowance - can you help?

audi50audi50 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 2019 in Carer's allowance
Hi in Need of advice 

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @audi50 and welcome

    How can we help ?
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,152 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @audi50 welcome to the community! Let us know how we can help :)
    Community Champion
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  • audi50audi50 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Any advice please. Been a carer to my child for 1.5 years .didn't  receive a letter to say I got it .after some months I got it in the bank .I sent in p45 3 months after reviving it ..didn't hear anything .April 18 sent in a offer letter of work  which I accepted as my daughter was going to a day centre so it freed up my time a do some work .after 5 months i thought it would be better to return to do agency work .so I sent in my p45 all correspondence was stamped ...now I have received a letter for an interview under caution for carer allowance. I did get a solicitor ...any advice please .I hear they are not to nice .thank you  - clear
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    You should get trained advice from an agency near you. IUC is potentially a serious matter, do you still meet all the requirement to claim CA ?

    Eligibility

    The person you care for

    The person you care for must already get one of these benefits:

    • Personal Independence Payment - daily living component
    • Disability Living Allowance - the middle or highest care rate
    • Attendance Allowance
    • Constant Attendance Allowance at or above the normal maximum rate with an Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
    • Constant Attendance Allowance at the basic (full day) rate with a War Disablement Pension
    • Armed Forces Independence Payment

    Your eligibility

    You must earn no more than £120 a week after tax and expenses. Expenses can include:

    • 50% of your pension contributions
    • some of the costs of caring for your children or the disabled person while you’re at work

    All of the following must also apply:

    • you’re 16 or over
    • you spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone
    • you’ve been in England, Scotland or Wales for at least 2 of the last 3 years (this does not apply if you’re a refugee or have humanitarian protection status)
    • you normally live in England, Scotland or Wales, or you live abroad as a member of the armed forces
    • you’re not in full-time education
    • you’re not studying for 21 hours a week or more
    • you’re not subject to immigration control

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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