Weekly Poll Results – Carer’s Allowance

Thank you to everyone who completed last week’s poll about Carer’s Allowance.

Question:

Have You Applied for Carer’s Allowance

YES/NO

Your Feedback:

73% (16 respondents) answered No as they had not applied for Carer’s Allowance. 27% (6 respondents) answered Yes as they had applied for Carer’s Allowance.

Your Comments:

“Been in receipt of CA for several years now and being in receipt of qualifying benefits then and now found it a very straight forward process”

“My main carer also works and because of their earning they are not eligible for any payment even though the provide care in the evening and through the night care which totals more than the 35 hours per week”

“The allowance is too low to allow for carer’s to only work part time.”

“Carers Week is positive in highlighting what carers do”