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Universal Credit and Carers

deebronny
deebronny Member Posts: 31 Connected
edited February 2020 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi, I am looking for some advice about my universal credit. I started claiming U/C on the 6th of november 2019 and in February had the carers element added because I am caring for my partner and didnt realise I was entitled to that. I also applied for carers allowance in January and found out today that they are planning on back dating it to the 6th of November as I shouldve been claim it then. I know that carers is taken £1 for £1 out of your U/C money but I'm wondering if I recieve this back payment that's close to £1000 will this be taken out of my U/C ? I just cant seem to work it out or find any information about it anywhere and I need to know so I can manage my money to make sure I'm not left short.
Thanks in advance ?

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