My mum has early stage of liver cancer

Hi was wondering if you could help me. My mum has very early stage of liver cancer. Friday 10th September 2021 I drove my mum to Leeds hospital where she is being treated for this as our local hospital can not deal with it my mum does not drive. 

I am now her carer and I drove her to the hospital. I claim UC and carers allowance I paid for the petrol and parking. Who has to claim for the petrol and parking is it my mum or myself?. I have had a look at a form and it says a low income and to claim for heath costs. I don't need to do this I was just wondering which form I need to claim it back.

  • Hello 

     

    Thank you for your message. I’m sorry to hear about your Mum but hope that her treatment goes well.

     

    Your question would be best answered by one of our benefits advisers, however they’re not available on Ask an Expert just at the moment. They can be contacted on 0808 808 0000 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday or between 9am and 5pm at the weekends. Alternatively you can talk to them using our webchat facility here by selecting “Chat to us” and then the “Welfare Benefits & Grants” option.

     

    You’ll need to have some financial information ready about your mum’s situation and also some details about her health. They may also need information on your own situation to make a full assessment.

     

    If you later need some support with any personal finance questions, such as questions on mortgage, pensions or insurance policies, please feel free to come back to us here, or we’re also available on 0808 808 0000 or on webchat.

     

    Kind regards.

    Julia

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