6. Dependent Carers Allowance

The Council has determined to pay an allowance to Members who necessarily incur expenses for the care of dependent relatives whilst discharging their approved duties.
  1. That a childcare allowance and a dependent carers allowance be paid at the rate charged by the Council for home care (currently £8.50 per hour) subject to maximum payment of 50 hours per month.
  2. That the childcare allowance be limited to children 14 years or under and the dependent carers allowances be payable only where there is medical or social work evidence that care is required.
  3. That the allowances be paid in reimbursement of incurred expenditure against receipts, and be restricted to one claim per month in respect of the household of each Member and not payable to a member of the claimants own household
  4. Care allowance will be payable for care costs incurred as a result of members carrying out approved duties as defined in the scheme.
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03/03/2014

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