Carer's allowance
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Hi, my name is alikhan!

alikhanalikhan Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi.
My wife is a carer. She is getting 263.05 from Dwp but UC has deducted 279.93 from the benefits. Why there is a difference? It should be same. 

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  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @alikhan

    Welcome to our online community it’s great to meet you today.

    I am very very sorry to hear about your current situation.

    We have got some info on Benefit’s on here.

    I will post the link below for you: 

    https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/universal-credit

    I do hope that this is okay???

    Please please let me know if you need any further help/support???

    @steve51
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,603 Scope community team
    Hi @alikhan and welcome to the community.
    Carer’s Allowance is paid weekly/4-weekly, whereas UC is a monthly award. To work out the deductions for Carer’s Allowance, they use the monthly average.
    The rates have recently changed as well, so in your next period, she should get paid £66.15 a week Carer’s Allowance and you’ll see a deduction of £286.65 from your monthly Universal Credit.

    Are you also getting the carer’s element of UC?
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

    If you have a few minutes to spare, we'd appreciate your feedback on our online community.
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