carers allowance

thompsonsom

Registered User
Jul 4, 2004
97
halifax
Hi

Does anyone know anything about claiming carers allowance and paying someone else to care for a relative. I have got the chance of a evening job but do not want to lose the carers allowance as i would need to pay someone to care for my m/in/law for 1 hour when i go to work and my husband arrives home. I have been in touch with DWP and they say i can employ a friend but not a close relative what is classed as close, is it a relative of my m/in/laws only or includes a relative of mine, do they check up on details of the person nominated as i was thinking of my sister as my m/in/law would feel safe with her. Also does anyone know what details you have to supply to the DWP such as national insurance number etc...............


Jan
 

Norman

Registered User
Oct 9, 2003
4,348
Birmingham Hades
Jan
I was told that you cannot employ Husband /wife,but anyone else who does not live in the same house.
That is on direct payments.
Norman
 

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