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Sazzao1974
Sazzao1974 Community member Posts: 21 Listener
Hi can anyone help us under stand this please , my daughter told them on the 3rd of October 2023 that she was caring for me after my brain Injury. They told her that she can’t get the carers element until I am awarded pip so she told them again when I got my award in march awarded from the 1st of nov 2023 . Is she getting anything back ? Thank you . Here’s what they wrote-;One of the conditions for claiming Universal Credit following a change of circumstances is that it is reported within a prescribed period. You must tell us about your change of circumstances before the end of the assessment period in which the change occurred.
You reported on the 26/02/2024 that you are a carer for your Mum and have been since the 03/10/2023 so have asked that the Carers Element be backdated for this period. This declaration was made outside the assessment period in which the change happened.
The decision maker has reviewed the reasons for the delay in notifying us of the change. On this occasion it has been decided that special circumstances apply and your Universal Credit will be adjusted from the date of change. However, as your Mum was only awarded the PIP from the 01/11/2023, we can only award the Carers Element to this date.
Changes to your Universal Credit entitlement will be shown in your monthly statement.
If your circumstances change
You must tell Universal Credit straightaway if there is a change in your circumstances. If you give wrong or incomplete information or you do not report changes straightaway you may:
be prosecuted
need to pay a financial penalty
have your Universal Credit payments reduced or stopped
be paid too much money - you will have to pay back overpaid money when told to do so.
Yours sincerely
Universal Credit is operated by the Department for Work and Pensions www.gov

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  • Sazzao1974
    Sazzao1974 Community member Posts: 21 Listener
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    Sorry got my award in February 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    It means that they’ve agreed to backdate the carers element from the assessment period in which your award started. 
    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.
  • Sazzao1974
    Sazzao1974 Community member Posts: 21 Listener
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    It means that they’ve agreed to backdate the carers element from the assessment period in which your award started. 
    Sorry poppy for sounding a bit dim lol , but does it mean from November from when I was awarded or February when I got the outcome , thank you 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 19
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    From November as that’s when your award started. The exact date when it’s from will depend on what dates her UC assessment periods cover. 
    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.
  • Sazzao1974
    Sazzao1974 Community member Posts: 21 Listener
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    Thanks poppy 
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