Carer's allowance
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i was a registered carer for dad but did not live with him lived else where recived housing benefit

bigperson2018bigperson2018 Member Posts: 5 Listener
 received carers allowance for dad but lived elsewhere looking after a friend who I could not   register  carers allowance  as only for one person dad passed away in October I was receiving some income support and small amount of housing benefit  I know the carers allowance pay for 6 weeks even after a death I believe  I have now registered the other person I look after care for who I have done for 6 months as I have not changed address at all  and the person lives at the shared address as me  will I need to inform any one or do any other new claims other than the carers allowance which has been done as it states 3 months can be backdated  for the new claim  so there will be  a transition I presume  ..and no spaces  of not  claiming any carers allowance  many thanks 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. Carers allowance is paid for 8 weeks after the person your caring for passes away and not 6 weeks. If you claimed the carers allowance for the other person straight away then it should be sorted by the time it ends for your dad. If this happens then there won't be any backdated money owed. You won't need to inform anyone because Carers allowance will contact Income support.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

    Scope community team

    edited December 2019
    I'm really sorry to read about your dad @bigperson2018, my condolences. 
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    Scope

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  • bigperson2018bigperson2018 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    thanks for your kind words and info so I suppose I will not need to contact housing benefit as iv not changed address and not sure if I need to say a change in circumstances IE .change of caring for a different person ?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    That's not classed as a change of circumstances and there's no need to contact anyone.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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