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New universal credit claim amd were due a backdated carers allowence

natalieb Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi, my partner recently moved in with me and we made a claim for U/C 5 weeks ago (i was previously on tax credits).
We receievd our first U/C with the carers element on it today.

My question is, i am aware that carers allowence is taken of £1 for £1.

We have applied for carers allowence to be back dated for 3 months (this was done the day we made a claim for U/C) .

If this is awarded and backdated will U/C just take the one months money of that we have already been paid for or the whole amount backdated which was from before our U/C claim was made?

I have asked on the journal but i wont hear from them till at leasr monday and wanted to try and find out before hand.




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