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Universal credit carers element

charl1980
charl1980 Community member Posts: 130 Courageous
I have just reported a change of circumstances careing for my partner on universal credit, I was on lcw and only occasionally had to go into jobcentre as I work 21 hours a week but am I'll and receive pip myself can anyone tel me what happens now please, thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,926 Disability Gamechanger
    You need to wait for a decision to be made on the carers element, once it has then it will be included in your next UC statement. This will increase your maximum UC entitlement by £185.86/month. As a carer you will have no work commiments.
    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.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,098 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @charl1980 - if you're now caring for your partner, then you shouldn't have any work commitments, nor have to attend any appointments. The carer element is an additional £185.86 a month; I thought you claimed this last month tho? I'm sorry you're now ill.


  • charl1980
    charl1980 Community member Posts: 130 Courageous
    Does the jobcentre call me in as I've report I'm now careing or does it just get added? I eventually put my fears to one side and did it!!!! I'm now panicking they may call me in , but he's on full pip so hopefully it's straight forward enough!
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,926 Disability Gamechanger
    No, you will not need to go to your local job centre. The carers element will just be included in your statement.
    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.
  • charl1980
    charl1980 Community member Posts: 130 Courageous
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,926 Disability Gamechanger
    A claim for carers element is a very straight forward, simple process
    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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