1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. dogtireddawn

    dogtireddawn Registered User

    Mar 17, 2015
    1
    My brother has moved in with mum who is dementia suffer. Diagnosed a year ago.
    He is undoubtedly entitled to carers allowance, how do i go about this. Who needs to assess mum?
    grateful of ANY advice from you all. x
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,717
    Female
    London
    #2 Beate, Mar 17, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2015
    No one needs to assess your Mum but she must get a qualifying benefit like Attendance Allowance. He will just need to fill in a form, either online or a hard copy and send some info about last employment. I had to enclose the last two pay slips plus my former employer details so they can check you don't earn more than £102 a week. As for the 35 hours caring a week, you don't have to detail that, just tick the yes box and it's not going to be questioned. Any advice you need about the form, you can ring the DWP up or ask a charity to help you fill it in. My application was approved in 9 days and backdated to Monday after last week of employment.

    https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/how-to-claim
     

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