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Do I need to notify uc and carers that I have been award pip?

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hjford
hjford Community member Posts: 29 Listener
edited July 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
hi everyone 
I have recently qualified for pip and I’m already in receipt of uc and carers allowance for looking after my disabled husband.
my question is do I need to notify uc and carers that I have been award pip? 
Any advice is much appreciated 


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can but your UC entitlement will remain the same.
    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.
  • hjford
    hjford Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    You can but your UC entitlement will remain the same.

    Thank you poppy. I wasn’t sure if you could still get carers and uc if I am now entitled to pip 

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    It doesn't affect your PIP. Carers allowance is deducted in full from your UC entitlement anyway. Does your UC include the carers element?
    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.
  • hjford
    hjford Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    It doesn't affect your PIP. Carers allowance is deducted in full from your UC entitlement anyway. Does your UC include the carers element?

    No it doesn’t. They take it off because I get carers allowance anyway. 

  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    hjford said: No it doesn’t. They take it off because I get carers allowance anyway. 
    If you are getting Carer’s Allowance it is deducted, as you say, but your UC maximum amount should include the carer element in the calculation, which is what poppy was asking you about.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    You need to check your statements to see if the carers element is 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.
  • hjford
    hjford Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    You need to check your statements to see if the carers element is added.
    Carers element is deducted off on my statement 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2022
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    Please take a closer look. The carers element £168.81 is not deducted from your UC maximum entitlement. The only time you won't be entitled to it is if your UC includes the LCWRA element for yourself.
    The carers allowance will be deducted in full from your UC (£302/month)
    Carers allowance and carers element are 2 different benefits. Carers element is part of UC. Carers allowance isn't.
    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.
  • hjford
    hjford Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Please take a closer look. The carers element £168.81 is not deducted from your UC maximum entitlement. The only time you won't be entitled to it is if your UC includes the LCWRA element for yourself.
    The carers allowance will be deducted in full from your UC (£302/month)
    Carers allowance and carers element are 2 different benefits. Carers element is part of UC. Carers allowance isn't.
    Yeah I looked on my statement. £168.81 is included as well as LCWRA for my husband. Then in the deductions £302 is taken off for me being a carer. 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2022
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    hjford said: Yeah I looked on my statement. £168.81 is included as well as LCWRA for my husband. Then in the deductions £302 is taken off for me being a carer. 
    That is all as it should be. The £168.81 is added because you are a carer. The £302 is deducted because you receive Carer's Allowance.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • hjford
    hjford Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    calcotti said:
    hjford said: Yeah I looked on my statement. £168.81 is included as well as LCWRA for my husband. Then in the deductions £302 is taken off for me being a carer. 
    That is all as it should be. The £168.81 is added because you are a carer. The £302 is deducted because you receive Carer's Allowance.
    Thanks for all your help. At least I know I’m doing the right thing now because I didn’t want to be a couple of months in and be told I should have informed them of my pip award
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