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carers allowance and universal credit
Hi I'm aware on a different post here, that they take your backdated carers allowance pound for pound when on universal credit. Previously my girlfriend was on DLA and after the assessment was awarded it for life, then in the summer of last year DWP said that her DLA was stopping and would have to apply for PIP, in the mean time I was claiming income support and carers allowance, with a reduction in the income support to accommodate for the Carers allowance. Anyway in December her PIP was turned down and had to wait for an appeal date and for the time being I was on income support and no carers allowance, although I was still caring for her. Then 2nd week of February this year they moved me onto Universal credit, then towards the end of May my girlfriend won her appeal for PIP, so I decided to re-apply for carers and was told to backdate it to December of last year. Just wanted to know if anybody would kniow what would happen in my situation, as I had income support for around 2-3 months with no carers and then universal credit with no carers, Will I still lose it all trying to claim backdating, or will I get backdated carers for the time I was on income support?
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