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smeggy Community member Posts: 18 Listener
Hi, I get this for me son they’ve took this much off my universal credit. Will they know it’s for my sons dla and will I get carers element next month or do I need to l speak to them? 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,281 Disability Gamechanger
    Carers allowance is deducted in full from your UC. Carers allowance will then pay you separately. 

    They do not automatically add the carers element. You will need to report a change of circumstances and tell them you care for him. 

    However, if you’re claiming the LCWRA element for yourself then you won’t be able to claim carers element at the same time. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.


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