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I am on universal credit and have been caring for someone but I have now cancelled the claim

stevenhamer79stevenhamer79 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited June 2020 in Universal Credit
I am on universal credit and have been caring for someone but I have now cancelled the claim and I get £409 standard rate but they are taking £291 from my universal credit for carers allowance saying I'm continuing to claim it where I have canceled it from the 31st of last month and it shows on my report a change and was wondering if they can take it from my universal credit as it's a different claim

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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @stevenhamer79

    Good Afternoon it’s great to meet you today.

    I am one of a team of Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    We have got some info on “Benefit’s” on the site.

    I will forward your post onto a member who will be able to offer you some help/support with your questions.

     Hi @Adam_Scope

    Can you please offer me some help with this post???

    Many Thanks.

    @steve51
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,284 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @stevenhamer79 Welcome to the community, I am no benefits expert but I think if you get carers allowance you should also claim the carers element of UC this then cancels out the amount they take off you from UC.

    However if you have cancelled your carers allowance it may take time for UC to pick up on this, I would give them a call and explain what has happened 
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