I’ve recently been awarded Carers Allowance. I have added the Carers Element to Universal Credit but I know this is a separate thing from CA. They are aware that I am a carer now obviously as I have had this added and had to give them all the details.
On my journal when I declare my earnings, it asks about self employment earnings (I am part time self employed) but I thought it would also ask for my carers earnings as I know they deduct CA as they class it as earnings don’t they, but there was nowhere to declare it?
Will they know now I am in receipt of CA and just automatically adjust the Universal Credit award themselves every month?
I had a lot of trouble claiming UC on behalf of S. I had To involve our MP in the end. I’m sorry to say the staff at Job Centre Plus were useless. Not helped by the computer system being one size fits all.