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Saw the news about Universal Credit increase in April. Is this only for Universal Credit or other benefits as well (carer allowance & DLA)



Would like some information please.

I'm the main carer for my autistic son. My ex is planning to take him away for holiday for 1 week.
Will it affect my carer allowance as I won't be going with my son?

How about if I go abroad but along with my son?

Many thanks.

Hi Chris,

I'm in the assessment period so don't know how much UC I'm getting yet.

I'm not working, just get carer's allowance at the moment. I assumed those figures are your earnings from a paid job?


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