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Will CA on UC be backdated too, after successful DLA appeal for daughter?

yayalabellyayalabell Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited February 19 in Universal Credit
My daughter was awarded middle rate dla in 2018, I started the appeal in 2019 and was awarded high rate in 2021. I am also on universal credit. Does this mean that the carers element on universal credit would be backdated too? I've searched the Internet but can't find much information on this matter.

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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,615 Disability Gamechanger
    You need to ask for it to be added and then ask for a review of every single decision i.e. each monthly one so that it’s included. They will undoubtedly refuse so then you’re into a further challenge. Don’t be put off by that.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,199 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome glad you have been given some advice and hope this answers your query 

    Just wanted to welcome you to the community 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,020

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    Welcome to the community @yayalabell :) Just to let you know, I've renamed your post and moved it into our UC category, so that other members will be able to find it more easily. 

    I hope that the above advice has been helpful? Please let us know if you have any further questions. 
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  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,194 Pioneering
    edited February 19
    If she was getting the mid rate care component surely you were already entitled to the carer element.
    Are you actually asking about the severely disabled child element?
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  • yayalabellyayalabell Member Posts: 4 Listener
    calcotti said:
    If she was getting the mid rate care component surely you were already entitled to the carer element.
    Are you actually asking about the severely disabled child element?
    Yes sorry I wasn't clear I meant the higher rate of the carers element 
  • yayalabellyayalabell Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Welcome to the community @yayalabell :) Just to let you know, I've renamed your post and moved it into our UC category, so that other members will be able to find it more easily. 

    I hope that the above advice has been helpful? Please let us know if you have any further questions. 
    Thank you 😊
  • yayalabellyayalabell Member Posts: 4 Listener
    You need to ask for it to be added and then ask for a review of every single decision i.e. each monthly one so that it’s included. They will undoubtedly refuse so then you’re into a further challenge. Don’t be put off by that.
    Ah ok thank you, I've left a message in my journal 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,001

    Scope community team

    calcotti said:
    If she was getting the mid rate care component surely you were already entitled to the carer element.
    Are you actually asking about the severely disabled child element?
    Yes sorry I wasn't clear I meant the higher rate of the carers element 
    The Carer Element should already have been paid to you while your daughter received Mid-rate care. There is only one rate of carer element and it's currently £162.92.

    The disabled child element has two different rates and is a premium for having a disabled child on your claim. The lower rate is £128.25 and the higher rate is £400.29 a month.

    This should be backdated to the date the higher level of DLA has been backdated to. So you should receive the difference between the two rates backdated to when the high-rate care began. 
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