Carers allowance and UC

bazzel Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited April 2019 in Universal Credit (UC)
hi everyone,

I'm in receipt of careers allowance £65 a week... I have just applied for universal credit, if i do end up getting universal credit how much universal credit will i get and will my careers allowance go down or be affected in any way


  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,305 Online Community Programme Lead
    edited April 2019
    Hi @Bazzel

    Welcome to the community! 

    How much UC you would get depends on your circumstances (joint or single claim, children, rent, mortgage, earnings etc).

    With regards to Carers Allowance, it is deducted £ for £ from Universal Credit as it is an overlapping benefit. However, if you make UC aware you are a carer, you would then receive a carers element on your UC claim of an additional £160.20.

    I hope that helps but if you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask.