Carers allowance

Hi, 

My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer in august last year. He is 88, lives on his own in a property he owns outright. He doesn’t receive any benefits. I have been furloughed on 80% of my salary and am is sole carer. Would I be entitled to any carers allowance. I’ve looked on the government website and it’s not very clear.

Any advice would be gratefully received.

kind regards 

  • Hello

     

    Thanks for getting in touch and I’m sorry to hear about your Dad’s diagnosis.

     

    To find out if you’re entitled to carer’s allowance I’d like you to speak to our Welfare Rights Team. They’ll be able to do a full benefit check to let you know everything you’re each entitled to after your Dad’s diagnosis. You can speak to them on freephone 0808 808 0000 or on webchat here and they’re available Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm and weekends 9am – 5pm. When you speak to them they’ll need some information about household income, savings and outgoings so please have these to hand.

     

    If you need any support with personal finances such as managing any money owed (credit cards/loans for example) or any information about products like insurance policies or help with estate planning (will writing etc.) please let me know and I’ll be happy to help.

     

    Hope to hear from you soon.

     

    Kind regards,

     

    Liam.

     

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