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UC carer element and disability element

liljj_783 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
Hi I was recently awards dla for my son, I am uc and am working. I have been awarded disability element on my uc and now Applied for carers element, would this payment go towards my deduction of earnings if eligible ? I am not claiming carers allowance


  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,011 Scope online community team
    Hello @liljj_783. DLA isn't deducted from UC and neither are any of the other elements you've mentioned. 
    If you're awared carer element, it should add £185.86 a month to your UC award. 
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