5 replies 3.2K views bizywizy Forumite. We're here to help. I'm a little confused here, hope someone can help. Short answers are fine. After a reassessment, my wife had her PIP stopped in December 2017 resulting in my carers allowance also being stopped. Carers Allowance just stopped without warning. I think I've worked out that I need to may into a pension scheme to keep myself right. Thank you for getting back to me. During the conversation she seemed to imply that due to the large volume of paperwork at this time of year when everyone who is self employed and claiming CA sends in their accounts, they suspend everyones claim to avoid overpayment. This info does not constitute financial advice, always do your own research on top to ensure it's right for your specific circumstances and remember we focus on rates not service. Carers allowance stopped without warning. Are you going to appeal the decision to reduce your wife's PIP? Saturday to Sunday 10am to 6pm. We do benefits checks and advise on financial and practical matters related to caring. When you receive Carer's Allowance, the person you care for may stop getting: the severe disability premium in their income-related benefit; the extra amount for severe disability in their Pension Credit; If you have an underlying entitlement to Carer's Allowance and are not actually paid it, this will not affect the benefits of the person you care for. Other Reclaiming: Mortgage Fees, Council Tax etc, Pensions, Annuities & Retirement Planning, Report Holiday Deals, Bargains & Special Offers, Martin's Blogs & Appearances & MoneySavingExpert in the News. It won't affect your Carers Allowance, and having some dedicated time off will help your own health too. All they said they would do is mark it as urgent but they couldn't say how long it would take. My carers allowance didnt go into my bank today, no warning! After a reassessment, my wife had her  PIP stopped in December 2017 resulting in my carers allowance also being stopped. (which has me wondering if that was the plan and what the DWP were hoping for  all along with all who were kicked off !!). It hardly makes any profit and I don't reach the £116 limit, but I do have to supply the DWP with my paperwork, which I did at the end of June. Remind yourself that it's OK not to be perfect, ↳   Other specific conditions and disabilities, ↳   Your 'how to' guide for using the forum, Return to “Benefits, Finances and Funding”, Re: Carers allowance stopped without warning. As yet I haven't had my carers allowance reinstated, so do I have to re-apply for CA or should I wait and expect it to start again automatically ? We will be taking calls on Monday – Wednesday between 10am and 4pm. Matilda,  as much as I would like my wife to appeal against the reduced PIP rate, she has mental health problems and has been put through so much stress with the unsympathetic attitude at the reassessment meetings, and then the final blow of  stopping her PIP (which she viewed as a lifeline), she now just wants accept the reinstated but reduced PIP, and be free from any further stress. Carers UK’s advice and information team based in London is undergoing staff changes. My carers allowance didnt go into my bank today, no warning! Need expert advice? Benefits including Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and Universal Credit can be stopped or reduced (cut) if you don’t do the things you agreed to do in your claimant commitment or if you miss appointments or meetings. 22 April 2013 at 10:57AM edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Benefits & Tax Credits. If this is your first visit, check out the. If you would like to answer the following questions, I can explain more, depending on the answers. Dale_1708 Online Member Posts: 2 Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:27 pm. Coffee - nature's way of telling you to keep going... ....And for another thing, the help in detoxing (or "drying out") + rehab needs to be free and available as soon as the person asks for help. Hi C, welcome to the forum. If you received a carer premium or addition with means-tested benefits, this will continue for an extra eight weeks after your Carer’s Allowance stops. Remind yourself that it's OK not to be perfect. I am new to the forum. If your ESA is stopped or reduced. There are a number of other things to consider when caring for a grandparent especially. Ignoring the "nanny state" issues, forcing someone to take treatment for alcoholism is unlikely to have much effect on them: people who are not willing recipients of treatment for drug and alcohol addiction have an alarmingly low success rate for coming off the stuff. I suggest that you contact the Carers UK Adviceline team as they are the experts on all matters related to caring and benefits. Hello, I have had my carers allowance stopped since last week. Random Acts of Kindness and All things Positive! I was made redundant 12 years ago so I took out an early works pension which is paid to me monthly. My wife who im caring for has re-applied for her pip which ends on 14/02/2019. Has anyone else had their carers allowance stopped? My wife who im caring for has re-applied for her pip which ends on 14/02/2019. So, no decision had been made but they'd suspended my claim anyway. How to claim. Thats right carers allowance WILL be stopped but only if you are an alcoholic phew what a close shave but seriously GORDON BROWN has driven many of us to drink (well he did once send a taxi for me ) and if you are an alcoholic and dont take up treatment and also admit that you are in fact an alcoholic your benefits will be stopped and PURNELL did say ALL alcoholics will lose benefits so i must assume carers on benefit who are drunks will be under pressure . Have you asked the DWP for a copy of the assessment report? familiarise yourself with the latest version. Carers allowance stopped without warning. We offer support through our free advice line on 0800 678 1602. She phoned to enquire and was informed her PIP was reinstated but at a much reduced rate. My carers allowance didnt go into my bank today, no warning! 868 posts. chociholies...... oh god i love my hot chocolate drink made with milk hmmmmm. He has classic autism, epilepsy, IBS & sensory modulation difficulties. Carers UK has a brilliant helpline to answer your query, give them a ring, or email them, and they will give you an answer. Need expert advice? ↳   Other specific conditions and disabilities, ↳   Your 'how to' guide for using the forum. The online claim form is now asking if I have any 'other income', but the last claim I made never asked me about this, only if I was in employment or not. So they have stopped the "carers allowance" they say i was getting because in fact should not have been getting it at all, because nobody had applied for it, then surely this is a mistake by DWP themselves, i do hope that they dont attempt to retrieve it now, they stopped it around five months ago without ever mentioning of wanting it back. Fortunately, the person I spoke to on this occasion used her initiative and agreed to pay my July benefit. I am self employed and run a small catering business from home. I am new to the forum. Kevin888,  I phoned the DWP, and as you say they said I had to reapply online, back dating my claim from when it was stopped. You can continue to get Carer’s Allowance for up to eight weeks after the death. We also have specialist advisers at over 140 local Age UKs. I suggest that you contact the Carers UK Adviceline team as they are the experts on all matters related to caring and benefits. "After a difficult few months I am now having to re-apply to get carers allowance again after my wife's PIP was stopped and has now been reinstated. We don't as a general policy investigate the solvency of companies mentioned (how likely they are to go bust), but there is a risk any company can struggle and it's rarely made public until it's too late (see the. It is my first time on this site, and I am still finding my way around. Mine stopped in July without any warning. This is called a benefit sanction. (I have cared for him since he was 9.) Benefits Sick or disabled people and carers Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) If your ESA is stopped or reduced. . Can't imagine being a carer and an alcoholic, it may drive one to drink but on the other hand not possible to do the job if drinking. Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year. Editor, Marcus Herbert. Thank you all for your helpful replies, and thank you PippaScope for putting my posts in the correct place. ↳ Carers' health issues ↳ Former carers ↳ Benefits, Finances and Funding ↳ Young adult carers; Social area ↳ Members' corner ↳ General chit-chat ↳ Fun and games ↳ Condolences; News & campaigns ↳ Latest caring news ↳ Campaigns & petitions; Specific disabilities & conditions ↳ Dementia ↳ Autism / Asperger Syndrome https://community.scope.org.uk/discussi ... ce-element. Always remember anyone can post on the MSE forums, so it can be very different from our opinion. Without deviation from the norm , progress is not possible. I phoned again last Wednesday and I was just fobbed off. This is my first post. Despite telling them I had no money and incurring bank charges for being overdrawn, they refused to make an interim payment and said that the person who did this before was wrong to have done so. Sssh. All about money 3 posts Page 1 of 1. When I realised my CA stopped, I contacted them and I was told that my accounts were with the decision team. Share information, support and advice on all aspects of caring. She got a full payment on 06/02/2019 and was told she would get something smaller paid in march. We both sent back letters asking for the decision to be reconsidered, and surprisingly with no letters or any other kind of notification, she noticed that her PIP had been paid back into her bank this month (Feb) .

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