Tomorrow will be my hubby`s 65th birthday.
Now many of you already know this, but he has been my main carer for around 15 years.
The powers that be, say when a male carer reaches 65 they can choose to either stay on Carer`s Allowance or receive their state pension.
Hubby had a letter and then a phonecall asking that question.
Well now, what do you think was the right answer?
Carer`s Allowance is £59 a week, before tax…yes, he did pay tax on it!
State Pension…£135 a week. He will be paying more tax on that.
He chose the latter! No brainer really, eh?
He keeps threatening he wont be assisting me after today and I will have to wait untill my other carers come…ie 1.75 hrs each day, plus 1 sleepover and 1 trip out. That leaves a huge bunch of hours when i`ll be up to me neck in you know what!
much luv Polly and Hubby.