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cokeen43
cokeen43 Member Posts: 23 Connected
Why is my carer looking after me for at least 60 hours per week and gets £65 per week and has his u c deducted by the exact amount, he is not covering petrol or wear and tear on his car, i have to pay all that out my u.c how is that allowed to happen

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @cokeen43 I have found this discussion which may answer your question. Let us know if you need any further help :)
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,841 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2019
    cokeen43 said:
    Why is my carer looking after me for at least 60 hours per week and gets £65 per week and has his u c deducted by the exact amount, he is not covering petrol or wear and tear on his car, i have to pay all that out my u.c how is that allowed to happen
    Hi,

    Is your carer receiving the carers element of UC in with their monthly payment?  Ask them to check their online account, this element is £160.20 per month. Unfortunately, when claiming Carers Allowance it is always deducted £1 for £1 when claiming UC, JSA, ESA or Income Support.
  • cokeen43
    cokeen43 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    Dont think he is 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,841 Disability Gamechanger
    He will need to check his UC account to see what's added. If it's not added then he needs to either put a note on asking for it to be added or ring them.
  • cokeen43
    cokeen43 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    Thankyou for advice

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