Do you qualify if you also work? What if your DC also gets DLA? I've really been holding back on looking into benefits etc but with all the therapy we need to pay for, I'm looking at everything that will help us. I'm also struggling with work, life balance etc so seriously considering my future as a working mum. I might have to cut back and change jobs/field to lesson the pressure. Any advice?
You can earn £1oo a week which works out at about minimum wage fror 16 hours, I think yiu have to do under 16 hours as well. You only get carers if the person you are caring for gets DLA or equivalent. let tax credits know as the extra disability payment is a good amount. You may get help with rent and council tax as well
Thanks guys, won't qualify then. Seems mad - I can work my socks off, stress about keeping it together with all the daily grind and yet if I gave up work, I could possibly qualify for so much without the added pressure. I don't want to do that and be classed as someone 'sponging' but there is soooo much extra to deal without even considering the work aspect.