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Hi, my name is Kerry777! which date should I put in for backpay for my son?

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Kerry777
Kerry777 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited May 7 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi i made a claim for myself for UC in january 2024 and my son was at the time getting DLA low rate for care and high rate for mobility he is 16 and  transitioning over to PIP i notified UC of this as i had to verify this on my claim but only put it in my journal not as a report of change he then started PIP in march and he now gets both higher elements of care and mobility and now ive been told he can get the higher addition element backdated i understand its backdated to the start of my claim of UC but UC have said that i need to put in the date in when i started caring for him for when he got DLA which was a long long time ago i dont understand it i also get carers allowance please can someone help  

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,709 Championing
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    Hey there @Kerry777 and welcome to the community. :)

    That's quite the question! Unfortunately UC isn't my forte, but what I'll do is pop your discussion over to the UC category, so more people in the know will be able to see it and hopefully offer you some top support. I hope that's  OK? 
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