1. Q&A: Looking after yourself as a carer - Friday 25 January, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of that person will often come before your own, and this can mean that you don't always look after yourself.

    However, it's important for both you and the person you care for. But how do you do that properly?

    Our next expert Q&A will be on looking after yourself as a carer. It will be hosted by Angelo from our Knowledge Services team, who focuses on wellbeing. He'll be answering your questions on Friday 25 January between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

Attendance Allowance and extra Pension Credit

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by Rambling Sid, May 2, 2018.

  1. Rambling Sid

    Rambling Sid Registered User

    Mar 7, 2018
    30
    I am becoming a bit confused.

    When the DWP visiting officer came to my home to deal with appointeeship for my mother's benefits, she gave me a claim form for Attendance Allowance (which has now been granted to my mother) and said that she would also qualify for extra Pension Credit. She didn't give me a form but said it would be automatically linked with the AA.

    She is already in receipt of pension credit, housing benefit, and now the lower amount of AA. Is there really an extra pension credit that is linked to AA?
     
  2. Rambling Sid

    Rambling Sid Registered User

    Mar 7, 2018
    30

    I've contacted DWP and a claim form is being sent out to me.

    I am new to the world of DWP and what is available. No wonder so many benefits go unclaimed - how can older people possibly navigate this system? I pity the ones with no family to help them.
     
  3. Scriv

    Scriv Registered User

    Feb 2, 2018
    88
    I have always found the Attendance Allowance Helpline on 0800 731 0122 very helpful with any queries such as this. Hope you get it sorted out.
     

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