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Universal credit and carers

BaileygirlBaileygirl Member Posts: 1 Listener
 I’m new to this, so bare with me. I’ve just had letter to say that because of my disability Unveral credit have put me in the work and work related activity.
The letter states that because I’m in receipt of carers allowance, I’m not entitled to the extra payment. It’s my husband that claims carers, I’m just really confusef😩

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You will be paid the extra for LCWRA but because your husband claims carers allowance for looking after you, this is deducted from the UC payment. Carers allowance then pay him separately and a carers element of £156 per month is added to the UC.

    You're not worse off, even though it may seem like you are. You're actually better off by £156 per month. Check your online account to make sure they're adding the carers element. If they're not then you need to add a note on your journal asking them to add it.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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