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Carer's allowance rules have been altered by Covid – be aware as lockdown plans are made


Carer’s allowance claimants could get £67.25 per week if they care for someone with certain disabilities or long term ill-health. To be eligible for carer’s allowance, the person being cared for must be receiving certain state benefits themselves.

Recently, the Prime Minister welcomed the positive vaccination news but warned now was “no moment to relax” the restrictions in place.

He continued: “We want this lockdown to be the last. And we want progress to be cautious but also irreversible.

“I think people would much rather see a plan that was cautious but irreversible and one that proceeds sensibly in accordance with where we are with the disease.”

Applications for carer’s allowance can be made online or through the post.

Additionally, claimants will need the details of the person they’re caring for.

Claims can also be backdated by up to three months.

So long as a person is eligible, they can be paid weekly or once every four weeks.

Should a claim not be accepted, it may be possible to challenge the decision under mandatory reconsideration rules.

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