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Carers allowance stopped!!!!

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VJaybigpants Wed 10-Jun-09 12:58:03

I am about to go onto maternity leave and because I only work a few hours a week I am not entitled to SMP, so have claimed maternity allowance. The maternity allowance is less than my job earnings, but they still stop my carers allowance gggrrrrrrr!!!angry I am still caring for my son!!!!
Why do they do this it doesn't seem fair???

glitteryb6 Wed 10-Jun-09 13:01:03

this happened to my friend too, its because they are overlapping benefits so you cant have both, its crap isnt it! sad

VJaybigpants Wed 10-Jun-09 13:05:01

It is crap, they explained about it being over lapping benefits, but it still doesn't make sense, they are 2 completely different benefits for 2 completely different things, in my eyes they don't overlap at all.

glitteryb6 Wed 10-Jun-09 13:09:59

maybe its they think if you're pregnant you wont be fit to care...god knows!
can you transfer the carers allowance into someone elses name?

Peachy Wed 10-Jun-09 13:16:37

Very little about CA makes sense if you think about it

I was at Uni 16 hours a week (and in relaity a lot of that was home study)- no CA as course registered FT even though it as always me caring for the boys, never anyone else

It's a necessary benefit but the way it is handled is complete amdness. if you're there from drop off to pick up, how can you not be there for the caring hours? <<rants>>

Sorry you've lost out, most unfair

VJaybigpants Wed 10-Jun-09 13:20:56

No dh earns too much to qualify. It's just one of those thing I suppose that we are supposed to accept!

VJaybigpants Wed 10-Jun-09 13:21:49

i agree peachy, can't see the sense in it either

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