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Does carers allowance come off my universal credit?

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MissCT8676
MissCT8676 Community member Posts: 72 Connected
Hi if I have someone who is going to claim carers allowance for helping me does the amount come off my universal credit? I claim UC and ESA also on LCWRA award and daily living element low rate thanks x

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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,995 Disability Gamechanger
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    No it doesn't :) Them caring carer's allowance won't change your UC
  • MissCT8676
    MissCT8676 Community member Posts: 72 Connected
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    Right thank you 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,201 Disability Gamechanger
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    Although it doesn't affect your benefits, it may affect any benefits they maybe claiming. Are they claiming any benefits? If so which ones? If they work they mustn't earn more than £132 per week (after deductions)
    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.
  • MissCT8676
    MissCT8676 Community member Posts: 72 Connected
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    Hi sorry @poppy123456 I’ve just seen this. Erm they don’t work after having her son and get UC and have 3 children oldest 15 youngest 2. X
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,201 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi sorry @poppy123456 I’ve just seen this. Erm they don’t work after having her son and get UC and have 3 children oldest 15 youngest 2. X
    Then claiming carers allowance will mean it’s deducted in full from their UC entitlement. 
    They can claim carers element of UC without needing to claim carers allowance, providing they are not claiming the LCWRA element for their self. 
    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.
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