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Housing benefits, universal credit and esa


Kallil
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Hi all

 

We need help with benefits and the benefit cap

 

We get universal credit 

 

Standard allowance( couple )

Housing

Children 1

Carer

Limited capability for work and work-related activity

 

On top of this i get

Pip 

ESA

 

My partner gets

Carers allowance

Child support

 

Universal credit deduct

 

£494.43 for ESA

£292.93 for carers allowance.

 

they have told us they make this because of the benefits cap but I have read we should not be effected by this? 

 

also we are due a 2nd child in February, so there will be 2 adults and 2 children on our claim then, will our claim change? We are concerned about affordability because we loose £80 a month soon due to covid

 

thank you

 

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Nothing to do with benefit cap as that does not apply due to PIP and also the LCWRA.

 

Under benefit rules there are some benefits which classed as being the same I.e. they provide income for daily living costs. 

 

Because ESA and Carers Allowance are providing income, you cannot also receive similar Universal Credit income. It is a duplication of benefit to cover basic living costs.

 

Therefore to ensure you don't receive more benefit than you are entitled to, the UC payment calculation includes a deduction for ESA and Carers Allowance.

 

When second child born, you will receive an additional Children amount under UC which is about £237 a month extra.

 

 

WWW.UNDERSTANDINGUNIVERSALCREDIT.GOV.UK

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