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Carer element

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ksjm04
ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
Hi everyone,
so until yesterday my partner and i had no idea he could claim carer element in uc for being my carers as he works full time and isnt entitled to carers allowance which we know is a separate benefit. A finance advisor made us aware of this when advising us for housing costs. My question, we have reported it from dec 2022 when i was awarded enhanced pip daily living. Explaining we only received info that we are entitled to this carer element will then pay money owed from dec 2022 or refuse as it was late reporting? Thanks so much

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    It has been known for them to refuse to backdate it. It will be down to a decision maker to make that decision. Once it's made a letter will be uploaded onto your journal. 
    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.
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Thank you poppy so really cones down to if we get a understanding decision maker really then!?
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Also will they let us know in a matter of days or will it take months :)
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Ps they said on the journal this morning this will need to be sent to a decision maker so hopefully that means they have actually sent it to one
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    There are no timescales. Everything has to be sent to a decision maker for them to make a decision. 
    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.
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Thanks poppy :) hopefully im one of the lucky ones and find out soon
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Also could u advise if it is backdated will they say i had been being over paid and then owe them money?
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Does this mean they aren’t back dating then?


  • honestjon
    honestjon Community member Posts: 173 Pioneering
    edited March 1
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    ksjm04 said:

    Does this mean they aren’t back dating then?


    ksjm04 said:

    Does this mean they aren’t back dating then?


    It looks like good news for you 😊
    They have agreed to backdate it.
    Good to see they get it right sometimes 
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Really oh that is great news for us as wee are homeless and just been offered a home and it needs everything done this will be an amazing thing and such a life saver 
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Can anyone advise when they will tell me how much i am owed :)
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    They need to recalculate your past statements before they can pay you. Once they are recalculated it will tell them how much exactly you've received against what you should have received and you will then be paid the difference between the two. 

    Once it's done you will receive a letter on your journal telling you how much is owed and it will be paid into your bank. 

    The new statements will replace your existing ones so if you want to take copies you should do so now. This often takes a quite a few weeks to be done. 

    Money owed will be paid separately to your usual monthly money. 
    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.
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Thank you poppy you’re so kind and helpful. Does my letter I previously uploaded mean they will backdate to the date 20 dec 2022 my partner provided as becoming my carer?
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Also sorry again but how long does it usually take them to calculate this and show it in the journal? Thank you so much
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    As honestjon advised, it will be paid from the assessment period in which you were awarded daily living PIP. 

    ksjm04 said:
    Also sorry again but how long does it usually take them to calculate this and show it in the journal? Thank you so much
    All I can tell you is that it often takes quite a few weeks to recalculate the statements. Once it's done they will upload a letter onto your journal. 
    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.
  • ksjm04
    ksjm04 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Thanks so much appreciate all your help :)

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