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Carers UK Forum • Carer moving to universal credit.
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Carer moving to universal credit.

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:46 am
by Julian_1901
So time has come, universal credit application. Ughh.
Do I continue to claim carers allowance? What about e.s.a new style. Totally confused.

Re: Carer moving to universal credit.

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:52 am
by Chris From The Gulag
UC ?

The nature of the beast :

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/e ... troduction


Possibly , the best guide on the net.

Extra strong coffee is to be recomended before reaing !

No real problems except ... if you are currently claiming any INCOME related benefits.

The pitfalls and mines discovered so far may be found on the main UNIVERSAL CREDIT thread ... now , a very long read !

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... l%20credit

Online benefits calculator :

https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou

Why not take it for a test run ?

Confused as to the figures revealed ???

Re: Carer moving to universal credit.

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:05 am
by Julian_1901
Thanks Chris,as always.
I had tried to wade through that very long thread, gave up lack of patience?
So it seems carers allowance is taken off universal credit so is there any point being a carer?
New e.s.a is taken off? So what's the point in that?

Re: Carer moving to universal credit.

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:08 am
by Chris From The Gulag
So it seems carers allowance is taken off universal credit so is there any point being a carer?
New e.s.a is taken off? So what's the point in that?


In essence , thrown back into the pot and regurgitated into new payments within UC.

The common misconception is that UC is a benefit.

It is a collection of individual benefits that make up the combined payment ... known as UC.

Unlike old money benefits , some now " Clash " with those which make up UC ... hence my reference to mines.

Re: Carer moving to universal credit.

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:05 am
by Honey Badger
Most people claiming Universal Credit (or income support as a legacy claim) do so because while they do not overlap you still require a qualifying benefit for NHS treatment (prescriptions, dental, etc) amongst other things, CA as a stand alone benefit does not automatically qualify you for.

Re: Carer moving to universal credit.

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:42 pm
by Elizabeth_1602123
Look on the entitled to website for your exact circumstances and it will tell you what you should be applying for. If you get confused or your having difficulty applying then the council one stop shops or the CAB/Welfare rights will help you and ensure your applying for the right benefit.