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Carers UK Forum • Carers allowance & universal credit question
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Carers allowance & universal credit question

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:15 pm
by Fiona _2206
Is carers allowance a separate payment into your bank account or does universal credit with carers element cover carers allowance also?

Re: Carers allowance & universal credit question

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:19 am
by Charles_2112
If you claim Universal Credit with the carer's element, you can't claim Carers Allowance. They're what are known as "overlapping" benefits.

Re: Carers allowance & universal credit question

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:21 am
by sunnydisposition
Do I need to tell carers allowance I get Universal Credit?
You must tell the Universal Credit office that you are a carer using your online journal or calling if you are a telephone claimant. This is because they will not automatically know this and apply the element, even if you are getting Carer's Allowance.


https://www.understandinguniversalcredi ... youll-get/

Re: Carers allowance & universal credit question

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:49 pm
by Austin _2202
I found In order to get get the Carers Element for Universal Credit. I had to apply to Carer's Allowance they then awarded an Underlying Entitlement to Carer's Allowance. Before the DWP would add the Carers Element to my Universal Credit Claim.

It gets annoying because the departments don't talk and you have to do the running around on hold just to get it sorted