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Hi, my name is AnthUK11! No word from UC about what happens next, any advice?

AnthUK11 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 5 in Universal Credit (UC)
I have been in receipt of Universal Credit since around July 23. My daughter has autism and was awarded enhanced PIP daily living and mobility in February backdated to October 23 date of claim. I have updated my UC journal to tell them this but no word re any additional UC going forward or any back payment.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm assuming you're still claiming child element for your daughter? If so then you'll be entitled to the higher disabled child element from the assessment period in which her award started. 

    If you care for her (I'm sure you do) for more than 35 hours per week then you can also claim carers element of UC, unless you're also claiming the LCWRA element for yourself and then you won't be able to claim carers element at the same time. 

    It often takes a few weeks for the award to be put into place and several weeks sometimes to pay what is owed. 
    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.
  • AnthUK11
    AnthUK11 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thanks for reply. I have been put on LCWRA so Carers Element would not apply then. Was told on my Journal that details had been referred to a Decision Maker so presume its a matter of waiting now then. Thanks again.
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,240 Scope online community team
    Hi @AnthUK11, looks like you're already getting some lovely advice but I just wanted to say hello and welcome to the community :)

    I'll pop your post over to our UC board in case you need any more support. Hope you'll find the community a friendly and helpful place!
    Rosie (she/her)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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