I've been moved onto UC. Our other benefits were stopped, will they be backdated? — Scope | Disability forum

I've been moved onto UC. Our other benefits were stopped, will they be backdated?

samcampbell07
samcampbell07 Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited April 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I am a carer for my partner who had pip stopped and then reinstated before tribunal, for 3 months pip was backdated but carers allowance, income support and all other benefits were stopped too and none have been backdated as yet,  now been moved on to universal credit and re applied for carers allowance, will the other benefits be backdated ? Would appreciate any advice

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 5,799 Disability Gamechanger
    Universal Credit cannot be backdated for more than a month and unless you have a good reason for not claiming sooner (such as being in hospital) it will not be backdated at all.

    You should be able to get the Carer's Allowance backdated provided you make clear the circumstances.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • samcampbell07
    samcampbell07 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you but it's not not the universal credit that i am enquiring about, it's the income support that we were previously recieving that stopped after origional pip decision.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 5,799 Disability Gamechanger
    Once you have received the PIP decision you will need to contact IS to ask them to review the decision to stop the IS.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • samcampbell07
    samcampbell07 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Ok thank you, i will do that.

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