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Universal Credit and Carers Allowance Ended - Carers UK Forum

Universal Credit and Carers Allowance Ended

All about money
Hello, I am making this post as I need some guidance, I did the online change of circumstances online to end my carers allowance claim on the 11th November and updated my UC journal to reflect this on the same day, I decided to ring the Carers Allowance Unit up today to double check and they say my claim was suspended not closed, so they said they will close it from tomorrow (30th November) but I need to know whether this will affect my Universal Credit as I can’t afford for them to deduct the full Carers Allowance when I didn’t receive no payments.
My UC assessment period runs from the 9th to the 8th so I need some guidance please, Will UC deduct the Carers Allowance due to it being suspended not closed even though I received no Carers Allowance Payments?
Hello Jake

Welcome to our forum, I'm not sure if you are aware but we are currently running a series of online weekly meet ups for carers to get together and chat informally. People say they've found it really helpful and supportive and it's nice to be able to take a little bit of time for yourself. There's no pressure to share any more than you're comfortable with. Join up details are here:
https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... ne-meetups

We are also now running a weekly Share and Learn sessions, where we run a series of fun and relaxed online sessions where visiting speakers who share tips and skills on a range of topics - please have a look at the link and see if one grabs your attention.
https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... e-sessions

Do join if you'd like to Jake, we've had a lot of new carers join the sessions recently and it's a great way to meet other carers.
There is also Carers UK's helpline should you need advice or support - 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)

with best wishes
Ingrid