'Carers Allowance can be claimed by the Carer of someone who is in receipt of DLA middle/high rate care or PIP standard/enhanced daily living component or AA either rate. There are limitations in how much the Carer can earn and still get the Allowance and the Carer usually has to be under 65 - for details please look on line or contact Janet Horton on the Benefits Helpline between 10am and 12 noon on Monday and Friday on 0844 887 2450'
Claiming Carer’s Allowance or reporting a change is Simpler, Clearer and Faster at https://www.gov.uk/apply-carers-allowance
What follows is a day in the life of a FMA UK Helpline volunteer. These are the people on the other end of the phone when you perhaps need some help on the phone. They all suffer FM as well and get a lot out of providing this service.
Working on the FMA UK helpline is certainly a varied and rewarding experience. For me, I am glad to play my part in helping other people with FM by simply listening to them and letting them know that I understand what they are going through.
The calls can be very varied from people simply phoning to find out if there is a group near them or to place an order when the office is closed, to people who are newly diagnosed and scared because they have been told they have a chronic illness, with no cure and don't know anything about it.