Hello all…what a great support CarersUK as been to me so far, thank you.
I am self-employed and mainly due to the pandemic have found myself on Universal Credit, as my income is now so low.
I also care for my sister who is Autistic and on the higher rate disability allowance.
The care for her has increased, exceeded 35+ hours per week, so i applied for Carers Allowance - This was declined as the past years income has gone over the limit allowed.
My situation will not change for the foreseeable future with regards to care and low income.
My question: If i now just apply for Carers Credit (through my Universal Credit account) will i be able to keep Universal Credit without being pushed to look for alternative employment if my income through self-employment remains low?
I suppose i am just trying to get some predictability and plan for the future with my sister.
Many thanks for any comments,