Universal credit

All about money
Hello everyone,

I receive carer's allowance but I do not have a job. I have recently claimed for universal credit but not received it yet and I want to know whether I would still get universal credit and carer's allowance if I decided to work 12 hours? I did try to do research but I wasn't able to find much.

Thank you.
UC ?

If SOLELY claiming CA , UC does NOT kick in.

It will apply ONLY if income related benefits are claimed.
Universal Credit will replace the following benefits:

Child Tax Credit
Housing Benefit
Income Support
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Working Tax Credit

If you currently receive any of these benefits, you cannot claim Universal Credit at the same time.

CA and earning LESS than £ 120 per week ?

No problem ... unless any income related benefits are claimed.

CA and working :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... week-21683

One of the better " Advice " threads around ... even if the author isn't.

Worth looking at Working Tax Credits if seeking employment :


Will be slightly complicated if UC has already been rolled out on your manor.

Online benefit calculator ... one to play around with to fit your exact circumstances :

Wow thank you so much for the help.

I will have a look into the websites you have suggested.

Your welcome.

Therein lies the information so sought.