Can I Claim Carers Allowance?

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Carers allowance can be claimed by any person who is aged 16 and above and who has spent a period of at least 35 hours a week taking care for the same relative, friend or neighbour who needs to be cared for.
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You need, or someone on your behalf needs, to complete a claim form. To get a claim form: Contact the Carer's Allowance Unit (details below). Download one from GOV.UK (details below
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1. Contact the HM Revenue and Customs office before the end of the tax year. You can call the HMRC at 0845 300 0627 or +44 135 535 9022 if you are calling from outside the United
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Because carers allowance is for "the carer" not "the carer of". it is based on factors the carer has to do for the other person, or in your case people, and i
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The carer's allowance in the UK give an individual 59.75 GBP per week. This is to help take care of someone who required a signified amount of care. The person does not need to be
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You need to fill application form DS700 to get benefits of Carer's Allowance. To eligible for this benefit, you should be caring a person for at least 35 hours per week and your age should be more than 16 years. Look here for more details: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Caringforsomeone/DG_10018705
A person can claim carers allowance only if the perrson is 16 years of age or above, if the person cares for someone atleast 35 hours a week, he must also be living in the UK e.t.c
Carer's allowance can be claimed by asking for a form from the benefits agency or by applying online. You can request a claim form by telephoning 0800 88 22 00. To make a claim online, look here: http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/caring-for-someone/money-matters/carersallowance/carers-allowance-how-to-claim.htm
To claim the carer's allowance, one must be over 16 years of age with a history of working more than 35 hours a week for a person. You then fill a form with all your details and allowance is paid directly into your account.
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