Contact The Carers Allowance Number0844 453 0177
Do you care for someone? Do you need financial help? Let us do our bit by getting hold of the Carers Allowance contact number for you.
Why would I need to call the contact number for Carers Allowance?
- To find out whether you are eligible or not
- To get help claiming
- To find out how much money you will get
More About Carers Allowance And Why You Might Need The Telephone Number
Carers Allowance is financial aid you can claim if you care for someone. To claim, you do not have to be related or live with the person you care for, you just need to be aged 16 or over and spend 35 hours a week caring for them. The allowance is £59.75 a week, but it is taxable and could affect your other benefits. You may not get it if you are in full time education or you earn more than £100 a week (after tax). For more details about this, call the Carers Allowance contact number.
There are two ways to apply. You can do it online or by post. You cannot apply via the Carers Allowance phone number. The Carers Allowance is number is for enquiries only. It takes four to six weeks to process your claim and if someone else looks after the same person, only one person is allowed to claim it. If you were entitled before you claimed, you can ask for your allowance to be backdated for up to three months.
About Carers Allowance
In 1976, the Invalid Care Allowance was announced. It was the first benefit for carers and still is today, under the new name Carers Allowance.
There are more than 21,000 carers in Northern Ireland missing out on £65 million worth of carers allowance, according to figures that have been revealed in a new report.
Carers NI, a charity that works to support carers, and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (also known as NIHRC) have been carrying out the research. They found that there are a minimum of 214,000 people in Northern Ireland who are caring for their elderly or disabled family members, with 70,000 new people becoming carers each year.
Helen Ferguson, who works for Carers NI, said that anyone who is caring for a family member should be sure to use all the support that is available. She went on to say “We know that resources are tight, we know that there aren’t huge amounts of services for everybody who is providing care for a family member or friend, but there is support out there.”
Ms Ferguson added “There are day care centres, there are respite opportunities, there are direct payments that allow you to arrange your own support in a way that works for you and your family – there’s help out there.”
April 4th, 2014
Thousands of people who are entitled to claim Carers Allowance are missing out. An AM in Neath Port Talbot, Wales, Gwenda Thomas, says that in her county there are more than one thousands people who are entitled to it but have not made a claim. She is asking her constituents who are currently caring for family members of friends to seek out these benefits.
Gwenda Thomas said she’s concerned about the number of people who are eligible but are not aware that they can make a claim. You are entitled to these state benefits if you are a carer aged 16 or over and need to care for someone for 35 hours per week or more. You do not have to be an immediate family member to claim.
Gwenda Thomas said: “”I have been concerned for quite a while about the numbers of carers across my constituency that are not in receipt of Carers Allowance. I have therefore decided to launch a campaign in my constituency to encourage people to apply for this allowance. The level of the benefit is currently £59.75 per week, which could make a real difference to carers lives.”
The campaign will be launched on the first weekend of April at her constituency office. However, this is not a problem isolated to Neath Port Talbot, it’s estimated that there are thousands of more people across many counties in the UK who are not claiming benefits they are entitled to.
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