My son was recently awarded the highest rate of DLA for care as he has been diagnosed as being autistic. I now care for him and have made an application for carers allowance.
The DWP are quibbling over my application because I earned the massive sum of £8K in the last financial year (I am self-employed). I know that I can't earn more than £100 a week in order to qualify for the carer's allowance and have sent them a signed letter stating that I have scaled down my work and earnings. I think we are still going to struggle to get this money, which we need so much as my son has many appointments and needs one-to-one attention all the time and I can't work much.
Does anyone have any experience of this? Do you think we will have to wait a year and I'll have to show another set of accounts? It's all so confusing and frustrating...