Or3 caring for a person who has or has claimed the middle or high rate care component of Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowanceor PIP Daily Living Component.
Payments can start 11 weeks before your baby is due.Most reasons fall into one of the following broad categories, but this is not a full list: If you are making a claim there is a backdating section in our online claim form.If you have already made a claim you can ask us separately about backdating.You are here: Benefits Guides | Income Support Income Support What is it?Income Support is a weekly benefit, which is meant to bring a persons household income up to the level which they and their family need to live on, provided they nor their partner are working full-time.We need your request in writing and you must sign it. You can appeal to the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal if you disagree with a decision about your claim or a sanction.You can claim in advance by up to 13 weeks (or 17 weeks if you’re aged 60). If you’re unhappy with the response you can appeal the decision.'Working age' customers are people who are under the qualifying age for State Pension Credit.It does not have to be the same reason throughout the period.You will be expected to explain your reasons fully and give us evidence to support what you tell us.You must also meet other criteria, find out more on who can claim Carer’s Allowance.Carer's Allowance is paid directly to you (the carer) and is currently £62.70 a week but the amount you get may be affected by your other benefits or the amount you earn. In Scotland, the Scottish Government have committed to increasing the rate of Carers Allowance to £73.10 a week as part of a wider plan to change several social security benefits under the Scotland Act 2016.If you’re claiming Universal Credit, you can get help paying for housing with your Universal Credit payment instead of getting Housing Benefit.