Hi, my name is reggie2345! received an amount of money from carers what happens when I tell uc?

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reggie2345
reggie2345 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
edited April 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi Ian getting caters and universal I’ve just been given a large amount of money from carers so what happens with my u/c when I tell them

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  • reggie2345
    reggie2345 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Hi I’ve just recieved a amount of money from carers what happens when I tell universal credit 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,291 Championing
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    Carers allowance is deducted in full from any UC entitlement. Were you claiming UC at the time the carers allowance was backdated to?
    Does your UC include the carers element? Do you claim the LCWRA element for yourself?
  • reggie2345
    reggie2345 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    I’ve been getting carers for my partner for over a year we both get u/c I’ve been given a lump of money from carers I phoned them and they said it was right so I phoned universal and they said I won’t get anything this month
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,291 Championing
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    You didn't answer any of my questions..
    Were you claiming UC at the time the carers allowance was backdated to?
    Does your UC include the carers element?
    Do you claim the LCWRA element for yourself?


  • MrWright
    MrWright Community member Posts: 70 Contributor
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    Hello @reggie2345,

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  • reggie2345
    reggie2345 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    I’ve phoned universal and they said they will send it to someone but I still haven’t heard anything want it sorting out before it goes in bank absolute night mare

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,392 Scope online community team
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    UC would usually take money owed to them in instalments not your entire award @reggie2345. Do you know what the lump sum from Carer's Allowance is for if you've been claiming for a year?

    If you're able to answer @poppy123456's questions we could help advise you further on this. 

    Were you claiming UC at the time the carers allowance was backdated to?
    Does your UC include the carers element?
    Do you claim the LCWRA element for yourself?

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  • reggie2345
    reggie2345 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Yes I am getting carers I’ve told them but waiting for a reply is like waiting for paint to dry I want it sorting before it goes in bank 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,291 Championing
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    It’s unlikely it will be sorted as a quick process. I know you’re claiming carers allowance but you still haven’t answered my question.
    Were you claiming UC for the whole time the carers allowance is backdated to? 
  • reggie2345
    reggie2345 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Yes I was claiming carers as well 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,291 Championing
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    Yes I was claiming carers as well 
    Then this means you’ll have an overpayment for UC. You can either keep the lump sum and pay it all back at once to UC. Or they will reduce your UC payments each month until it’s repaid back. 
    Does your UC include carers element?