1. Mrsbusy

    Mrsbusy Registered User

    Aug 15, 2015
    356
    Not sure if this is allowed but thought some people may wish to know that the petition group 38 degrees.org are running a petition to get carers allowance to be increased and for our job as a carer to be classed as employed. This is aimed at the government to make them be a bit more helpful to carers, here's hoping.
     
  2. Spiro

    Spiro Registered User

    Mar 11, 2012
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  3. jimbo 111

    jimbo 111 Registered User

    Jan 23, 2009
    5,080
    North Bucks
    Hello Mrs Busy
    This might help to get more response to your post
    Best wishes
    jimbo
    Treat Carers Better.
    PT&
    Campaign created by
    Paul Tulk

    1,892
    of 2,000 signatures

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    To: Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State of Work and Pensions.Jeremy Corbyn Leader of the Labour Party, Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats.
    We want better financial and pastoral support for all carers, regardless of age, and working status.



    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/we-demand-better-recognition-of-home-carers
     
  4. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,283
    Male
    North Manchester
    #4 nitram, Oct 21, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2015
    "...if you receive Carers Allowance you can't get free prescriptions and eye tests etc., because you can claim Income Support as well..."

    Not everybody in receipt of AA qualifies for Income Support, the only financial restriction on AA is that the person earns no more than £110 a week (after taxes, care costs while they are at work and 50% of what they pay into their pension). Any pension income and capital make no difference.

    Unemployed people in receipt of AA receive NI credits.

    EDIT
    Last line should read
    Unemployed people in receipt of Carers Allowance receive NI credits.
    Thanks to sleepless for pointing out my typo
     
  5. Mrsbusy

    Mrsbusy Registered User

    Aug 15, 2015
    356
    Thanks for the links, I'm not techno savvy unlike you clever people!
     
  6. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
    3,223
    Female
    The Sweet North
    Do you perhaps mean Carers Allowance, nitram?
     
  7. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,283
    Male
    North Manchester
    "Do you perhaps mean Carers Allowance, nitram?"

    Yes I do.

    Thanks and sorry.

    Have edited post
     
  8. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
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    Female
    East Kent
  9. Mrsbusy

    Mrsbusy Registered User

    Aug 15, 2015
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