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Young person claiming carers allowance
I have been in receipt of PIP since 2018. I’m on a 5 year award. My son is 17 and due to covid he’s struggled to find an apprenticeship so we’ve been supporting him while he’s been at home plus he’s shielding with us until it’s safer.
He recently claimed for Universal credit and Carers Allowance as he helps care for me during the week. He was granted UC within 2 weeks but we’ve not heard from the carers. He applied for both on the same day. We dated back the claim for carers as he had been caring for me a while before we realised he could claim.
I know they take carers off UC but if he’s put a back dated date for carers will he receive any of the back pay.? He applied for both on 29th January. He’s asked the DWP when he had his UC interview but they said carers is separate and he will have to wait until they contact him. It’s all very confusing.