Any experience of this ? SIL is applying. She shops for the Mum once a week and does a bit of cleaning for her and gets prescriptions ( but is unable to get her out of the house as both the cars are not ' wheelchair friendly '. ) To be honest she is about to lose the ' allowance ' her ex partner was very generously paying her ( they were not married and she has never worked though her first husband left her / two children well provided for ). She has a new bloke now ....... . Phoned my husband last night to say that as from the end of this month she no longer has an 'income' so .... I recall reading about C A a while back when my Mum was diagnosed with AMD and has other issues associated with being 87 but could never justify being around her ( and maintaining my sanity ) the 35 hours a week required to claim ? His sister also spends @ 8 weeks out of the county touring in their caravan currently and commits to doing the school run with her 5 grand children on some days too. She is not that ' local ' to her Mum either. Just wondering if she has thought this through ? Any thoughts ?