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Hi, my name is Delanwy!

DelanwyDelanwy Member Posts: 2 Listener
Still waiting on decision about backdate awarded from universal credit covering the carers element  what i am entitled to. Do they pay you on ur universal credit payment day when they've came up with a decision or do they pay you when they made decision


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    It can be very difficult to get the carers element of UC backdated and they don't always do this. If you reported being a carer at the time you want it backdated to then you have more chance. To answer your question, it will most likely be paid on a different day to your usual monthly money.

    3 months is a long time to wait, i'd leave a message on your journal to ask what's happening about the carers element.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,422

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    edited September 2020
    Hi @Delanwy

    Just for your information, it looks like you made the same post twice so I have deleted the other and left this one for people to spot.

    I see @poppy123456 has helpfully responded to your question but please let us know if there is anything else we can help with.

    Have a great Tuesday.
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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Delanwy

    Good Afternoon it’s great to meet you today.

    It’s great to see that you have already meet a number of our senior members.

    Please do let me know if you need any further help.

  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,105 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Delanwy - I just wanted to add my welcome to the community. :)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Delanwy! How are you getting on? :)
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