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.
If the applicant does not fit into any one of the above situations that would stop them being available for work, then they should claim Jobseekers Allowanceinstead.
You can still make the claim for Carer's Allowance, but should think carefully about the implications before you do.
Getting Carer's Allowance can mean you're entitled to, or can get more, top-up benefits.
A refugee, however, is only legally and technically a person who has been recognised as such by the UK government under the 1951 Geneva Convention.
All the above types of leave allow the person to claim benefits and tax credits on the same basis as a UK national and mean s/he is no longer a 'person subject to immigration control'.
You must specifically request that your Carer's Allowance claim is backdated, and you must have satisfied all the rules for claiming Carer's Allowance during the backdating period.
You can also challenge a decision not to backdate Carer's Allowance if your request is refused.
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