I think I might have misunderstood the post about AA. They just want dates confirmed i think. I will ring Age UK tomorrow and see if they can answer a few of my enguiries. For a start when i was assessed the lady said that all money in Davids name only, half of joint savings and half of his private pension would go with him. Well where does it go. If they take that away I only have half his pension and my own married womans pension. Yes I have savings but they won't go far if I have to use them to top up his fees. Just can't get my head around it. And I know nothing about pension credits. We have never had to claim money in the whole of our lives. So it is completely alien. Thankyou you and GrannieG. I feel like i have my own personal minders.!!!!xxxHang on!! Isn't "respite care" regarded as temporary? So wouldn't he have been entitled to Attendance Allowance during the period he was officially in Respite, before it was changed to him being in permanent care? Maybe it's different here, but William was in Respite for two weeks and then went straight over to permanent care, and I got Carer's Allowance until the date he formally started permanent care.