Carers allowence back dated payment and UC

I am currently on Universal credit since October last year (replacing my working tax credit as self employed) and have applied for carers. They will back date my payment to about December last year when the DLA was awarded. Will I have to pay UC the back dated carers payment? Being on UC has been hard & can really do with this money to pay some bills.

Many thanks for your advice in advance

Hi Jill.

Given the complexity of UC , one for the Carers UK Advice team to given a definitive answer.

Contact details follow … best by email :

Virtually nothing is ever clear cut under UC !

Thank you I will try that.

Your welcome.