Should i even be claiming UC?
I am getting carers allowance and PIP (high rate care, no mobility), was getting income support and tax credits but both of these have stopped now so i put a claim in for UC because i was awarded PIP at tribunal and so my circumstances have changed. I was also getting housing benefit and council tax help.
Took me ages to get through to anyone on the phone but they said the job centre would tell me if i was claiming the right thing, but after looking online last night i found something that says you can claim income support as a weekly payment if you're a carer. I do feel like the system is now set up so that you lose back payments you would be entitled to if awarded the correct benefit at he right time (without tribunal or making a wrong claim) so would i still be able to get income support back now or is it too late? It'snot been 4 weeks since my income support has stopped. Am i even claiming the right benefit? I am aware the government does not update their website often enough with the correct information so their site could be incorrect.
Did get through to someone on the phone today but apparently they can't tell what i'm saying on the phone so....