1. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,924
    Male
    North Manchester
    "Will get the application form downloaded and ask advice from age uk."

    I don't know of a link to download the special shorten form to apply to move from lower to higher rate. You will be sent one if you ring in and ask.
     
  2. susy

    susy Registered User

    Jul 29, 2013
    806
    North East
    Ah right. Thanks nitram. Will ring and ask for that.
     
  3. Bay

    Bay Registered User

    Jul 24, 2014
    44
    Kent
    OH was diagnosed three years ago and I've now asked Age UK to help to complete application form. As he is in complete denial that there is anything wrong with him and doesn't realise that I help in any way this is likely to be difficult. I have spoken to volunteer who advised me that the form needs to be signed by him unless I have LPA (which OH will never agree to and won't even discuss). Perhaps this is something that Age UK insist on?

    I've therefore spoken to the volunteer on several occasions and he's going to complete most of the form before he visits us. We are then going to tell OH that it's a 'form for elderly people' to apply for extra help. I'm pretty sure that OH will not read through the form as he struggles with anything like that but am keeping my fingers crossed. Please think of us on Wednesday!

    (After three years I still hate being dishonest but find it so difficult to deal with his complete denial to everybody, particularly when problems/questions arise at medical appointments. I suppose it will get easier when he deteriorates but on the other hand, obviously, don't want this to happen!)
     
  4. Bay

    Bay Registered User

    Jul 24, 2014
    44
    Kent
    I know our local Age UK has a stock of these forms if this is easier for you.
     
  5. whileaway

    whileaway Registered User

    Dec 11, 2015
    129
    That is something we could never have imagined. Thanks!

    I see what you mean, but it is so complicated, I was stymied by the logic being so conflicted, and am grateful that you saw it through and made it happen. I will try likewise, walking in your footsteps.
     
  6. whileaway

    whileaway Registered User

    Dec 11, 2015
    129
    and all manner of things will be well

    Thank you for your encouraging helpful tips and stance, everyone! Everyone is helpful, having this hard won wisdom they freely share, so that it is easier for the next. I am grateful for all of your responses.
     
  7. whileaway

    whileaway Registered User

    Dec 11, 2015
    129
    Thanks for relaying your valuable experience. Good for you. I wonder, What is CAB? I am tempted to fill it out as a well-wisher, or at least, a would-be attorney, with the Lasting Power of Attorney being in the works.
     
  8. whileaway

    whileaway Registered User

    Dec 11, 2015
    129
    How brave and resourceful you are. Inspiring! I am pleased it all came right.
     
  9. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,740
    Age UK send someone round to help with the forms 0800 169 2081
     
  10. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,924
    Male
    North Manchester
  11. little shettie

    little shettie Registered User

    Nov 10, 2009
    219
    Ha! I claim carers allowance as I had to give up my business (I was a driving instructor) to care for mum full time as we live with her. I now get £62 some odd per week but my mum also used to get pension credit of £58 weekly which really helped paying bills and food shopping. However they stopped this in December, the week before Christmas, great timing as usual! When I telephoned and queried why mums PC hadn't been paid in I was told by a jobs worth that now I claimed CA mum could no longer be paid PC! I was stunned. She told me to read the 'NOTES' that came with my letter. What letter? Oh its probably in the post. 3 weeks later I receive the letter informing us PC would be stopped! I just love the way they do things!!! The CA is for me, I still have bills to pay, diesel, car insurance how am I supposed to live with no money coming in. So how that payment impacts on mum I haven't a clue and its a bloody disgrace!!!!!:mad::mad:
     
  12. Pegsdaughter

    Pegsdaughter Registered User

    Oct 7, 2014
    129
    London
    This does not sound right to me. If your mum income is less than £151 she is entitled to pension credit to make her income up to that amount. If she is in receipt of carers allowance ( which she is not) then that would be taken from her not you. Please go and get some advice from cab on this.


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  13. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,696
    Female
    London
    https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/what-youll-get

    Effects on the benefits of the person you care for
    Carer’s Allowance can affect the benefits of the person you care for, if they get a severe disability premium with any of these benefits:

    income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
    Income Support
    income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    Housing Benefit
    Their severe disability premium will stop if you get Carer’s Allowance for looking after them. If they get it, their additional Pension Credit (for severe disability) will also stop.

    It can also affect their Council Tax reduction. Contact the local council of the person you care for to find out if this affects them.
     
  14. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,924
    Male
    North Manchester
    Pension credit is not in the list of affected benefits of the person cared for.

    Effects on the benefits of the person you care for
    Carer’s Allowance can affect the benefits of the person you care for, if they get a severe disability premium with any of these benefits:

    income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
    Income Support
    income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    Housing Benefit
    Their severe disability premium will stop if you get Carer’s Allowance for looking after them. If they get it, their additional Pension Credit (for severe disability) will also stop.

    It can also affect their Council Tax reduction. Contact the local council of the person you care for to find out if this affects them.

    https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/what-youll-get
     
  15. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,924
    Male
    North Manchester
    Must learn to type faster!!!
     
  16. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,696
    Female
    London
    LOL. They do mention PC but only the additional one for severe disability. Unless that's the one she was getting I think you should challenge this.
     

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