Carer's allowance
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Carer's Grant

lisabrazil80lisabrazil80 Member Posts: 85 Connected
Hi could someone explain to me how do I claim the new carer's Grant it says that I am entitled to 1700 carer's Grant on the 4th of June 2020 it says that I should have got it automatically if I claim carer's allowance or any other benefit but I didn't receive it last June can someone explain to me how I apply for this or how do I claim it and can I claim the one I missed last year as well I really hope someone can help me shed some light on this thank you so much as a carer

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

    This is for those living in Northern Ireland only. If you live in the UK you won't be able to apply because it doesn't exist here.
    Community champion and 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.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,182 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2020
    Hello, a quick look on line confirms what poppy has stated, you must be a residency of the Irish state.
  • forgoodnesssakeforgoodnesssake Member Posts: 340 Pioneering
    However Local Authorities (in England) do have the power to award carer's Grants and this is done via an assessment (nothing to do with whether or not you get Carers Allowance)   But I imagine not all LAs actually do them.  In my area, Cumbria, the assessments are carried out by the local Carers Association who then make a recommendation to Adult Social Care.  As I understand it this is for carers of adults only and I think the max here is about £1500.  So it is definitely worth contacting your local Carers organisation as they should know if your LA does these or not.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    However Local Authorities (in England) do have the power to award carer's Grants and this is done via an assessment (nothing to do with whether or not you get Carers Allowance)   But I imagine not all LAs actually do them.  In my area, Cumbria, the assessments are carried out by the local Carers Association who then make a recommendation to Adult Social Care.  As I understand it this is for carers of adults only and I think the max here is about £1500.  So it is definitely worth contacting your local Carers organisation as they should know if your LA does these or not.

    Hi,

    Do you have a link for this please? despite my searching i can't find any information regarding this. I'm assuming that because all local councils are different then this isn't available to everyone.
    Community champion and 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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for that. Having read that the grant in question is definitely dependent on local council and a carers assessment would be needed but it's not guaranteed money.

    Some also offer respite, some don't. In my previous local council i was given respite money as a top up to my daughters personal budget but my new local council do not offer this.
    Community champion and 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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