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Summary

By the end of this module you should : Know where to get benefits advice Know about proposed changes to the benefits system Know about tax issues for carers including VAT, council tax and pension credits Know about the Carer … Continue reading

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The Carer Needs Assessment (2)

If you have worries about what might happen in an emergency you can use the Carer Needs Assessment to make emergency care plans if you become ill or if the person you are caring for suddenly becomes ill. The Carers … Continue reading

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Proposed changes to the benefits system (2)

The current Disability Living Allowance will be replaced by a new Personal Independence Payment. This will start from April 2013  for people ages 16 to 64. (If you receive Disability Living Allowance now there will be a phased introduction to the … Continue reading

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Proposed changes to the benefits system (1)

The UK government propose to restructure benefits and some personal allowances to simplify the current system. To do this a new law will be needed first before these changes can take place. If this law is passed the changes will start … Continue reading

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Getting benefits advice

The benefits system is complicated and rules may change with new government laws and national budgets. There are four main groups of benefits Contributory (You must have paid national insurance contributions – not means tested) Non – contributory (Not means tested -there has to be an eligible need, as defined … Continue reading

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Training for carers

There are training courses available for carers in Scotland. Access to courses can be found by using carer organisations in your local area. By joining a carer organisation you will be able to get the most up dated information and … Continue reading

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Alternatives to consider

Alternatives if you want to continue to work Take some paid or unpaid leave to allow you time to sort out arrangements or to decide what you want to do in the longer term. Take a career break. Some employers … Continue reading

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