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Care element backdating.

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PedroJ
PedroJ Community member Posts: 16 Connected
Hi guys, my partner started receiving carers allowance for me in April 2020, we noticed that UC were deducting that from our payment so assumed that meant they knew about it. I've recently found out about the care element and request it to be backdated to the start date of the carers allowance. Has anyone been successful with this? It's now in the hands of a decision maker. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,985 Disability Gamechanger
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    Usually you have to report being a carer before the carers element is added. However, because your partner already claims carers allowance, if they were claiming UC the whole time since April 2020 then i see no reason why it can't be backdated.
    The only person that can make that final decision is a decision maker.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • PedroJ
    PedroJ Community member Posts: 16 Connected
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    Usually you have to report being a carer before the carers element is added. However, because your partner already claims carers allowance, if they were claiming UC the whole time since April 2020 then i see no reason why it can't be backdated.
    The only person that can make that final decision is a decision maker.
    Thanks for the reply, I spoke with C.A.B and they said the same thing and that theirs not really any way that they can say they didn't know. It'd certainly be nice if the decision maker see's it that way. Never really had any luck when it comes to universal credit so I thought I'd post here to see if anyone else has been through the same process. Thanks again.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,985 Disability Gamechanger
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    The only time it won't be paid is if your partner is receiving the LCWRA element for theirself because the same person can't be paid both elements.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • PedroJ
    PedroJ Community member Posts: 16 Connected
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    The only time it won't be paid is if your partner is receiving the LCWRA element for theirself because the same person can't be paid both elements.
    Ok, that's great news. I get lcwra but my partner that cares for me doesn't have any disabilities. Thanks again for taking the time to reply.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,985 Disability Gamechanger
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    It really makes no sense when someone claims carers allowance why the carers element isn't automatically added.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • PedroJ
    PedroJ Community member Posts: 16 Connected
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    It really makes no sense when someone claims carers allowance why the carers element isn't automatically added.
    I agree, they automatically start deducting money when you recieve the carers allowance so you would think they could add the care element when they do that.
  • PedroJ
    PedroJ Community member Posts: 16 Connected
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    It really makes no sense when someone claims carers allowance why the carers element isn't automatically added.

  • PedroJ
    PedroJ Community member Posts: 16 Connected
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    Hi @poppy123456 any chance you can help me clarify what this letter means? Not sure if it means a backpayment or not. Thanks in advance
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    PedroJ said:
    Hi @poppy123456 any chance you can help me clarify what this letter means? Not sure if it means a backpayment or not. Thanks in advance

    Answered on your other thread
    https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/92448/clarification-needed-please#latest
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