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How much deducted from UC

annoymousannoymous Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited February 2019 in Universal Credit
Im on universal credits 
I receive
Standard allowance as a couple of 
Two children £508.75
housing benefit £493.64
carers £156.45 

im currently in receive of Carers allowence I’ve had this money back paid last week  this will be my first payment from universal credit after receiving Carer’s allowence £64 weekly 

now my question is how much is deducted from this?? Just need a idea of what’s getting taken off 


  • annoymousannoymous Member Posts: 4 Listener
    annoymous said:

    Is this correct 
  • caracara Member Posts: 21 Listener
    Hi anonomous, welcome
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @annoymous Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.  

    I am one of the team of community champions who help and advise new members who join.

    In response to your benefit question. I do not know an answer to your benefit query.

    There will be members of community or a member of our team who will know the answer.

    Have you spoken to CAB about the benefit query you have.  They have expertise and knowledge on benefits.

    Please take care.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    As you can see by the calculations your carers allowance will be deducted £1 for £1 from your UC payments. DWP should add a carers element of £156 per month. Carers allowance then pay you separately. This means that although you have the deductions from your UC, you'll be £156 better off per month.
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