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Disability ellament and carers ellament

erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
I've been receiving dla and carers allowance for my son dla for just over 2 years and carers allowance for just over a year I didn't no anything about the ellaments will they both be backdated to when he was awarded both of them

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  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    Can anyone give me a bit of understanding please 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    Do you mean that you have claimed UC but have not told UC about the DLA or CA? If so, when did you claim UC? Why did you not tell them when you claimed? Have you told them now?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    I've been claiming uc for a few years now but am a single farther with 2 kids my son was diagnosed with ASD 2 years ago then I started claiming cares allowance but I did not no ur get informed about the ellaments until  I got told about the 4 weeks ago by my housing officer so I put a note on my journal now on my next uc payment the 2 ellaments are on there and I have put a request in for them to be backdated 
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    Yes I've told them now and the 2 ellaments are on my next uc payment but just needed to no if they will dackdate them to when his DLA was awarded and since I've been receiving CA for him
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    edited June 25
    They may refuse to backdate because you did not report the change at the time. However if they do refuse them to ask them to look again at the decision. They have the power to make an any time revision of the earlier award on the grounds that new information is available.

    Have you actually asked them to backdate it?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    Yes its with  a decision maker
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    Sorry what do you mean about new information is available 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    edited June 25
    erangeyj said:
    Sorry what do you mean about new information is available 
    The information that you receive DLA and CA and the dates from which you received them.
    erangeyj said:
    Yes its with  a decision maker
    So fingers crossed that the DM makes a sensible decision but if not then challenge it.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    I will do thanks for the advice 
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  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    Yes I tried to post the letter UC have sent me but I don't think am allowed to they sent me a letter saying due to special circumstances they can adjust the UC to when the change was made I don't no if that's from when I started to receive CA ur if its from when I changed address an I had to change the rent who livs with me and that I care for my son with was only 2 months ago
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    I've put a note on my UC account telling them that I don't understand when they have adjusted it to also it doesn't mention nothing about if the DLA ellament will ur will not be backdated to
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    erangeyj said:
    Yes I tried to post the letter UC have sent me but I don't think am allowed to they sent me a letter saying due to special circumstances they can adjust the UC to when the change was made I don't no if that's from when I started to receive CA ur if its from when I changed address an I had to change the rent who livs with me and that I care for my son with was only 2 months ago
    This clearly indicates that they are backdating something to the date the change occurred rather to the date you reported it. Without more information regarding the contents of the letter it's impossible to say whether this refers to both CA and DLA or only one of them. Even with more information it may still be impossible too say f the letter is not clear.  think you'll have to wait for response to the message you have posted in journal and/or keep an eye out to see if you get an arrears payment. 
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    Ok thanks for the information 
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    Sorry just one more inquire dose the DLA ellament get backdated from when DLA is awarded ur dose it go from when I started receiving CA because the DWP have mentioned 14 05 2020 thats when I started receiving CA but my I've been receiving DLA for 26 months I don't understand  this thanks
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    Or will both of them go from when I started to receive CA instead of from when the DLA was awarded 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    That suggests that the letter you have received refers to the carer element.
    You can ask about the disabled child element separately.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    edited June 27
    Actually I have just noticed that your images of the letter which previously appeared as question marks are now visible. The letter refers to a change in your children rather than a change in your caring responsibilities so I am really not clear exactly what the letter means.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    I think that's from when I changed address after months ago and I had to change my old rent to my new rent and who livs with me and that I care for my son
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    I tried to post 2 letters one says about who lives with me and one thats says who I care for just tried to send them again its just showing as a blank comment at my end
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    edited June 28
    OK. That's clear. One letter refers to your caring responsibility which will be for the addition of the carer element. The other letter refers to a change in your children which will refer to the disabled child element,

    Both refer to a change from 14/05/2020. You say this is when your Carer’s Allowance started so will be correct for the carer element element.

    You probably want to go back to them in respect of the letter to do with the children and say that DLA was awarded from xxxxx and that is the date you would like the disabled child element to be included from.

    In future it’s very important that you report any changes that occur as soon as they happen.


    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    Oh ok I will do in future I just didn't have any idea about the elements and when I went to citizens advice for help filling the forms out they never made me aware of any elements that I was intaiteld to otherwise I definitely would of because its a lot of money we've missed out on al get the date that he was awarded DLA and ask them to consider the backdated from then
  • erangeyjerangeyj Member Posts: 23 Listener
    I got to the bottom of it there going to backdate them both  two the correct date they worded the dates wrong thaks for the help and information we will finally get what we are owed thank again 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,038

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    @erangeyj That's good news and I'm sure comes as a relief.  Thanks for keeping us updated  :)
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