Carers allowance backdating payment
It’s not affected by the amount of savings you have.
If someone else gets Carer’s Allowance to look after the same person you care for, you can't also get it.
This could be: If you were entitled to Carer’s Allowance before the date you claimed it, you can ask for it to be backdated for up to three months.
If getting Carer's Allowance means you can get a means-tested benefit because you qualify for carer premium The assessment process is straightforward as there are only a few rules you need to meet.
The claim form has to be signed by the person you’re caring for.
If they are unable to sign because of their illness or disability, someone else can sign the form on their behalf.