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Anthony1987Anthony1987 Member Posts: 93 Listener
Hi I'm stock on the housing cost as i got paid  £436 last month now this month getting 411  the rent doesn't even sound like it's getting paid as standard allowance for universal credit 317.82 I'm  getting carer's allowance every  week it works out 258.4p a month. It says they are taking 279.93 of  other benefits. Another total adjustment £699.27  i pay £8.34 as well after i lend some of them. When calling them they said it's cos im on carers  but got told it be full £225  amonth to pay my rent when worked it out doesn't leave me much to lift on surly it can't change every month  

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    The deduction of carers allowance from your UC is correct because carers allowance then pay you the money that's deducted, you can't be paid carers allowance twice.

    UC should add a carers element of £156 per month, check your online account to see if this is added. At same time check if they've added the housing element. To claim the housing element you'll need to take your tenancy agreement to your local job centre, without this you won't be paid the housing element.

    Council tax reduction isn't part of UC and needs to be claimed from your local council.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Anthony1987Anthony1987 Member Posts: 93 Listener
    Yeah alreday seen someone with the housing at the jobcenter it already said they will pay the 225 a month but it feels like I'm paying it out of my money wear on income support was only paying 19quid to thw rent 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    In a sense yes you are paying out of your UC monthly payment because it's included in with the payment.  Housing benefit was paid separately. Is the carers element added?
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Anthony1987Anthony1987 Member Posts: 93 Listener
    Don't think so all it says is 

    An average of other benefits that you're continuing to claim.

    Carer's Allowance

  • Anthony1987Anthony1987 Member Posts: 93 Listener
    £279  they have toke of
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, that will be the carers allowance and the money you're paying back for the loan you mentioned. Like i said carers allowance are paying you £64.30 per week and you can't receive this payment in your UC as well.

    Please check your online UC account to see exactly what elements of UC you're receiving because without all the information it's impossible to help you further.

    You should be receiving standard allowance, carers element, housing element and if you have dependent children then the child element. Who do you receive carers allowance for?
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Anthony1987Anthony1987 Member Posts: 93 Listener
    Last month they paid me 436 spoke to the woman on the phone and said my payments will be 411 every month even tho got told it was 436 a month 
  • Anthony1987Anthony1987 Member Posts: 93 Listener
    The rent is 450 a month but shard between us so it should be full 225 as they said thwy would pay it all 
  • Anthony1987Anthony1987 Member Posts: 93 Listener
    And i care for my mum 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Seems correct to me. £699 - carers allowance of £279 - £8.34 for the advance payment. Leaves you with £411 per month. On top of this you have Carers allowance of £64.30 per week because they pay you separately. Working your money out monthly after paying your rent you have £161 left from your UC but you still have £64.30 per week from the carers allowance.

    Its seems worse to you because you have to pay your rent from your UC.

    Your tenancy is shared so you each pay part of the rent, you won't be able to claim for the whole rent. You'll only be able to claim your share of it. The person you share with pays their share.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Anthony1987Anthony1987 Member Posts: 93 Listener
    Okay thanks yeah makes more sense now. 
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