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Can I claim back UC?

kaz2291kaz2291 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2018 in Universal Credit
Can anyone tell me if I can back claim for universal credit as I have been a carer for my mum 4 years and only just found out I can get universal credit 

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2018
    Hello @kazz2291 Pleased to meet you welcome thank you for joining and sharing.

    We have lots of information about universal credit on our website.

    Have you spoken to CAB  they can advise also about benefits and universal credit.  

    We are a supportive community. Friendly, care and share.

    Please ask if we can advise on anything further.

    Please take care

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,433 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kazz291 welcome to the community!

    I know most benefits can only be backdated from when you make a claim.
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Universal Credit can be backdated for 3 months. Unfortunately, you will not be able to backdate your claim for 4 years.

    Do you receive carers allowance for looking after your mum? Do you work as well as look after your mum? What benefits, if any do you receive?
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