Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:40 am
Because some former carers may have had to give up work to care, their careers have probably been adversely affected. During the time that they have been out of the workforce, changes in technology and industry may also mean that their skills are out of date. Some former carers will also face other barriers, such as age, in their attempt to re-enter employment. Therefore former carers may require assistance in the form of re-training, job search or with the costs associated with returning to work. They should also not be expected to return to the workforce immediately after the care recipient’s death. Those on a Carer Payment can receive this for 14 weeks after the person’s death.