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hello denise.i am going to claim carers for my sister but havent got my p45 yet. can i still make a claim? i will have to give up work to do this but it will take several weeks to get my p45

 

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    Hi,

    Firstly, i'm assuming your sister claims a qualifying benefit such as Mid/high rate care DLA, PIP daily living or AA?

    I'm not sure if a P45 will be needed but you'll need proof that you've finished work to be able to claim. Also are you planning on claiming another benefit along side the Carers Allowance, like Income Support?

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      OK this is where problems can begin. If your area is a full Universal Credit are then i'm afraid you won't be able to claim Income Support. It will have to be Universal Credit because Income Support is one of the benefits that's being replaced by UC. You can check if your area is a full UC area by putting your postcode into this and see what it says.

      https://ucpostcode.entitledto.co.uk/ucdate

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      OK if your area is a full Universal Credit (UC) area then i'm afraid you won't be able to claim for Income Support, it will be UC you'll have to claim for. This is because UC is replacing all means tested benefits, and Income Support is one of them. If you do search for UC postcode checker then you'll be able to use this to heck what's in your area. It will tell if it's either a live UC are or a full UC area. PLease check this and come back and tell me what it says. I'm sorry but links still can't be posted here, very annoyingly i must admit so i can't post a link for this for you.

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      One thing i forgot to ask. Does your sister claim Severe Disability Premium? If she does then she will lose this weekly money (£62ish) if you claim Carers Allowance for her.

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    You must also care for her for at least 35 hours per week. You can work and claim Carers Allowance but you can't earn more than £116 per week after tax.

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      You'll need your P45 to be able to claim benefits and you won't be able to claim Income Support until the Carers Allowance has been successfully claimed. Carers Allowance currently has a backlog in all areas of between 8-12 weeks.

      If you leave your job then you'll be without money for this length of time. Your sister will be losing an awflul lot of money per week and amounts to over £250 per month.

       

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