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Carers element for universal credit help - Carers UK Forum

Carers element for universal credit help

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Hi! What counts towards 35 hours of caring for universal credit carers element please?

Would things like sitting with the person because their anxiety takes hold when they are alone, coming out of work to drop them off with family members because they are too anxious to be alone, providing emotional support like sitting with the person and trying to reassure them and take there kind of things. Would things like this count?

Also are you eligible to claim the carer element if you work full time?

Thank you
Yes Simon, those things should count.

I can't answer your other questions though. Someone may be along to answer who does. If not contact the helpline:
Our telephone Helpline is available on 0808 808 7777 from Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm or you can contact us by email (advice@carersuk.org)
Melly1