Backdating job seekers allowance

This information was printed Tuesday 20 September 2016 from au/customer/enablers/eligibility-carer-allowance It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic.

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JSA is administered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in England, Wales, and Scotland, and in Northern Ireland by the Social Security Agency – an executive agency of the Department for Social Development.Claimants must be between 18 years of age and the State Pension age.There are two forms of Jobseeker's Allowance, contribution-based and income-based.A carer who is providing care for a child under 16 years who receives Carer Payment, generally receives Carer Allowance automatically. A carer may be eligible for Carer Allowance for more than 1 person in their care.Carer Allowance is not income and asset tested and can be paid in addition to wages or other income support payments such as Carer Payment or Age Pension.

A child receiving care must: If you submit a claim for Carer Allowance you may qualify for a backdated payment.If you are providing care for a child under 16 years, Carer Allowance can be backdated for up to 12 weeks prior to the date your claim was submitted.All eligibility requirements for Carer Allowance need to have been met during this period.If you provide care for a person 16 years or over, Carer Allowance can be backdated for up to 12 weeks prior to the date your claim was submitted if the care needs were caused by an acute event.All care requirements for Carer Allowance need to have been met during this period.An acute event is an illness or injury that occurs unexpectedly, for example a stroke, brain injury or car accident.