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My mam gets attendance allowance, would she have to pay me this and also would I get carers allowance as well? I'm leaving full time job to do this, but keeping my part time job of 15 hours, uk thanks in advance.

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we are now awaiting for someone to come out to house to assess the situation , my faher died in dec 15 , still very raw for us tbh ,, my mam lives just round the corner from me so not far at all , she would not move at all ,,already suggested this to her , she can be very stubborn , to be fair she knows house like back of her hand ,shes lived there for 52 years , shes 73 now thanks for your time answering .
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Ellymarie, it is very sweet of you to want to help your mother.

You can get advice about Carer's Allowance from the DWP website. They will explain how many hours you can work per week and how much income you can earn and still be entitled to it. But it is not anything like enough to live on.

Your mother's Attendance Allowance is for her to use as she sees fit. So technically, yes, she could use it to "pay" you; but I don't think this is necessarily the right way to go. She's likely to need that money for other services, and again it's not going to be enough for you to live on as her 24/7 carer, even at the higher rate.

How old is your mother? How close to you does she live? And how do you see her care needs developing in the future?

Contact Adult Social Care in your mother's Local Authority and see what help she is entitled to, plus ask for a Carer's Assessment for yourself. They will be able to advise both of you as well about any other benefits your mother might be able to apply for. Times being what they are, it may take a while for all this to get sorted; so be polite but persistent, and stress the change in your mother's circumstances - she needs help now, not in three months' time.

You can also look at other options such as finding her somewhere more manageable to live - there is sheltered housing, it doesn't have to mean moving into residential care. And there are voluntary sector organisations too who can help with things like driving to hospital appointments, befriending and so on. You're not out there on your own! :)

I'm very sorry for your loss: when did your father die?
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i will have to look into the pros and cons of it all as i know i may lose out in long run , my dad was mams carer but he passed away , mam thought she was fine doing house work and things around the house herself ,but she struggling with making food and house work now , ive always done the garden for her ,her sight is slowly getting worse ,she s lost a lot of weight due to not eating very well so think its time i helped her out .
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Elly, would your Mam have enough money left over to pay you to be her caregiver? As for caregiver allowance, sorry I am not familiar with that.

The vast majority of grown children are not paid for taking care of their parents/ grandparents unless the parents/ grandparents pay us from their own retirement fund.

Quitting ones full time job can become quite costly in the long run. You will lose putting funds into Medicare and into Social Security. What about your health insurance, does your company provide that for you? If yes, then you would lose that, and you have to find your own health care insurance on the open market.

What other issues does your Mam have besides being partially sighted? Why I asked is that my Mom had aged related eye issues, she was legally blind, but she kept right on doing the cooking, cleaning, and laundry being in her 90's. My Dad was there in the house, but he rarely did any housework. He also had bad eyesight. They had no caregivers, didn't want them.
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